Esther Joanne Potter
Sept. 9, 1933 - Aug. 20, 2018
Esther Joanne Potter, 84, Antis Township, died Monday evening at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Smerick) Pavlick. On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Robert L. Potter in Towson, Md., and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1987.
Surviving are four daughters: Victoria A. (Rod) Hamer of Pinecroft, Joanne Potter of Antis Township, Ellen Hunter of Altoona and Karen S. Walker of Long Wood, Fla.; a son, Rob L. Potter of Antis Township; and six grandchildren: Roger Hamer, Nicole and Jennifer Hunter, Alison Walker and Phoebe and Beau Potter.
She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings: Charles, Michael, George, William and Theresa Pavlick, Margaret Eberwein, Mary Bennett, Catherine Sandy, Rosella Lombardo, Frances Albert and Anna Twoey.
Esther was a graduate of Philipsburg High School, and she retired as a clerk for Sheetz, Bellwood.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood. She enjoyed playing Scrabble and making Sunday dinners for her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 24, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, where a vigil will also be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, the Rev. Alan Thomas celebrant. A private committal service will be held at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.