Richard Walter Potocki

June 9, 1931June 11, 2018

Richard Walter Potocki, age 87, died peacefully at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan on Monday, June 11, 2018. Richard was born on June 9, 1931 in Hamtramck, Michigan. He is the son of Zygmunt and Stella (Rycewicz) Potocki. Richard is survived by his five children: Judy McClain (Doug) of Thorton, Colorado; Ric (Victoria) of Harrison Township, Michigan; John (Sue) of Armada, Michigan; Cheryl (Jay) of Haslett, Michigan; and Sandy of Detroit, Michigan. Richard is also survived by nine grandchildren: Stacey McClain, Michael Potocki, Shawn McClain, Christopher (Ling) Potocki, Amanda (Potocki) O’Brien, Kadie Potocki, Joshua O’Brien, Molly O’Brien, Caleb O’Brien and three great grandchildren: Jordan McClain, Addyson Potocki, and Mason Potocki. He is also survived by his two sisters Genevieve Zazula and Mary Rybaczuk, along with numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and in-laws. Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandmother Antionette Rycewicz; Alice Andersen, his wife of many years; and brothers Zygmund Potocki, Hipolit Potocki, and Witold Potocki. Richard will be remembered as a man with a beautiful family whom he loved. He gave what he had to give.

Favorite Bible verses:

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

As of now, there are no plans for a memorial service.

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