Delcour S. Potter III ’57

Delcour S. Potter III ’57 died on April 30, 2024, in Rockville Centre, New York.

(The following was provided by the Post-Star on May 11, 2024:)

Delcour S. Potter III ’57

ROCKVILLE CENTER – It is with great sorrow that we have learned of the passing of Delcour S. Potter III, son of Delcour S. Potter II and Dorothy (Wootton) Potter, on Easter Sunday, April 30, 2024.

Del is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lesley P. O’Neil, and her three children.

Del was married to Gayle M. Potter, and together they had two sons, Delcour Stephen Potter IV and David Mason Potter.

He was then married to Janet Koester, and together they had one son, Daniel Potter.

Del was born May 24, 1935, in Melrose, MA. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Glens Falls, NY, where he grew up attending the Church of the Messiah. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1953, having excelled both academically and on the sports fields. He was captain of his football, basketball, and baseball teams. He also was student council president and president of his class many times.

Upon graduation, he received a full ROTC scholarship to Bowdoin College in ME. He then served six years in the Army National Guard.
After a short career at G.E., he began his thirty-year career with PEFCO in NYC. He started out as the treasurer and secretary. In 1983 he became vice president and treasurer. In 2004 he was elected as PERCO president and chief executive officer. He held that position until he retired.

Although he moved away after college, he always enjoyed coming “home” to Glens Falls to visit and become reacquainted with old friends.

He was a lifetime Red Sox fan and very proud to be an original season ticket holder of the New York Giants. He loved his yearly trip to Saratoga Racetrack, where he was found to be very lucky. He continued exercising on the golf course with his buddies, having a great time over the years.
He was a generous supporter of the Guiding Eyes of the Blind in Yorktown Heights, NY, and he and Janet were the owners of several released labs over the years.

Left to honor his long and successful life are his many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephew, cousins, sister, and friends – all loved by Del.

He will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he has touched and enriched over the years.

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