John E. Potochny, D.M.D., 79, of Lake Hauto, passed away Monday morning at Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Lakus) Potochny.
He was a member of St. Michael’s B.C. Church, McAdoo.
John was a graduate of McAdoo High School (1957), Pennsylvania State University (1961) and earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from University of Pennsylvania (1965).
Prior to retiring, John owned and operated his dental practice in Hometown from 1965 to 2002.
He was a member of the Panther Valley Dental Association, Schuylkill County Mental Health Board of Trustees, Tamaqua Lions Club and also the Barbershop Quartet of Tamaqua. John had achieved the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a life member of Silverbrook Rod and Gun Club, McAdoo, and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving, are his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou (Zukovich) Potochny; son John D. Potochny, M.D. and wife Tracy (Titus) of Hershey; son Nick Potochny, D.O., and husband Kelvin Shaw of Colorado; daughter Evelyn Potochny, D.O. of Hershey; grandchildren Talia and Irena Potochny; sister Joan Yurescko of Philadelphia; mother-in-law Mary Zukovich of McAdoo; and nieces and nephews also survive.
His funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., Blaine and Cleveland Sts., McAdoo. Rev. Gregory Hosler will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s B.C. Church, McAdoo, at 10 a.m.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home, and a Parastas Service will be held at 7 p.m.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name can be made to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA, 17033 or at fourdiamonds.org.
John was a Gift of Life Donor; it was his final act of kindness and generosity to others.
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