Ronald S. Potts ’50 died on January 19, 2021, in Salisbury, North Carolina.
(The following was published by the Salisbury Post on January 24, 2021)
Dr. Ronald Sargent Potts, 94, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Novant Health Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Pulaski, New York, on October 17, 1926, he was the son of Rexford and Celia Potts. Ronald served in the Army Air Force. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College and received his medical degree in 1954 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He practiced clinical pathology for over thirty years at Central Maine Medical Center and Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. Ron was beloved for his cheerful soul, trickster’s sense of humor, thoughtful and determined character. He was an avid skier (even after a double hip replacement), enjoyed playing tennis until his late 80’s, gardening in his Salisbury backyard, and spending summers in Maine. He was an accomplished pianist, studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He enjoyed the symphony, singing with the Salisbury First Presbyterian Church choir and the Lutheran Church Men’s Chorus. Ron is lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty-six years, Diana; daughter, Lynda Kettinger (Bill, spouse) of Isle of Palms, SC; son, Ian Potts (Rhonda, spouse) of Salisbury; and grandchildren, Lindsey Kettinger of Mount Pleasant, SC, and David Kettinger of Capitola, CA.