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Fredrick P. Potter Jr.

Fredrick Phillip Potter was suddenly taken from us on June 23, 2024. Fred was born on August, 25, 1946 in Philadelphia to Roberta Grace Potter (Hillard) and Fredrick Phillip Potter. 

Fred leaves behind his wife Linda Potter (Warner), his Daughters Kimberly Potter (Eddis) and Linda Potter (DeRenzis), His 5 Adoring Grandchildren Jake, Brenna Lynn, Billy, Emma and Avery and great-grandson Rhys, His Sisters Bobbie Santarrelli (Potter) and her husband Domenic, Judy O’Leary (Potter) and her husband Daniel, as well as many nieces and nephews to which he was known to as “Unc”. Also survived by an abundance of friends that love and respect him dearly.

Fred was born and raised in the Germantown area of Philadelphia where he attended Germantown High School.  As a young man Fred was a boxer for the Philadelphia Police Athletic league and enjoyed spending time in the Villas, New Jersey where his family had a home.  In the Villas he spent his time with close friends and family boating on the Delaware Bay, working on the pier, pumping gas at the local gas station and soaking in the beach and local sunsets. Fred was drafted by the United States Army in 1966 and served in the Vietnam War as a member of the Black Horse Infantry. Fred mourned the loss of his infantry members all of his life. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1972. Upon release from the Army he worked as clerk at Heintz manufacturing located at Front and Olney in Philadelphia. 

Fred entered the Philadelphia Police Academy on June 18th 1973, Class 229, assigned to the 18th district, he transferred throughout the Philadelphia Police department and worked in the 16th district, 18thdistrict, 14th district, Accident Investigation Department and the Airport. He retired from the Philadelphia Police Department on January 4, 2008. Upon retiring he re-located to Richboro in Bucks County where he cared for his wife and enjoyed being the best pop to his 5 adoring grandchildren. He attended every sport event for his grandchildren and was the world’s biggest cheerleader for them. Always wearing the spirit gear for each event and cheering the loudest. He was often seeing walking the neighborhood on his daily walks, working in the garage, at the gym or quietly sitting out back enjoying nature and watching the deer and the birds in which he kept healthfully fed. 

Family and Friends are invited to attend a funeral service honoring Fred’s life on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the start of his prayer service at 4:00 p.m, at the Joseph A. Fluehr Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd ( at Holland Rd.) Richboro, Pennsylvania 18954. His interment will be held privately at a later date.




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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2024
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Prayer Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2024
    4:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Interment

    Interment will be held privately

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