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Carl I. Potter

July 15, 1938 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 83)


Carl Irwin Potter of Trumansburg passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the age of 83.

Carl was born in Ithaca on July 15, 1938, the son of the late Francis and Doris (Ploss) Potter. He graduated from Charles O. Dickerson High School in 1956. Carl worked for many years as a rural post office carrier prior to his retirement. A lifelong Trumansburg resident, Carl was an outstanding member of the Trumansburg community and First Baptist Church. In addition to all of his volunteer work, Carl loved bowling at Tri-County Lanes and playing golf.

Carl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia Potter; four children, Marcia (Dan) Horn, Mark Potter, Jeffrey (Karen) Potter, and William (Ronde) Potter; 11 grandchildren, Jared (Kate) Smith, Juston (Chelsey) Smith, Jordan (Joni) Potter, Dustin Potter, Taylor Potter, Steven (Karrie) Potter, Nathan (Marissa) Potter, Tanner Potter, Garret Potter, Devon Potter, and Ryleigh Potter; and 3 great granddaughters, Sloane, Kenadie, and Macklyn.

The family will be present to receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00am on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road, Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00am at the church.

The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Carl’s memory to kindly consider First Baptist Church, PO Box 686, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 or St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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April 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Trumansburg (East Seneca Road)

Memorial Service
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Trumansburg (East Seneca Road)


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

First Baptist Church
PO Box 686, Trumansburg NY 14886

Hospicare of Tompkins County
172 E. King Road, Ithaca NY 14850

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