POTOCNAK, JAMES JOSEPH. Proud son of Anna (Hunchar) and John Potocnak. He was a life-long resident of Southwest Philadelphia and the Taney area of Philadelphia. Jim passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the age of 76 and ½ years. He retired after 25 years of service with the Philadelphia Police Department with the rank of Captain, and then served for 17 years as Operations Officer with the Philadelphia School District.
He is survived by his brother Bishop Joseph J. Potocnak, SCJ, and was predeceased by his brother John, sisters Elizabeth Fagan and Annemae Brogan.
Jim loved spending time with his family and his best girl Anita. They enjoyed traveling by car from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, visiting most of the USA and parts of Canada, and, of course, ending in a casino for a few days.
Jim was a proud uncle of his many nieces and nephews and their children, and if you had a minute, he would tell you all about them.
“Every day is truly a gift from God. Enjoy each day.”
A Mass of The Resurrection will be held at St Patrick’s Church, 20th and Locust Sts., Phila, PA 19103 on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00, with a Visitation 10:00-10:45 A.M. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Elwyn School, 4040 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or The Priests of the Sacred Heart Missions, P.O. Box 900, Hales Corners, WI 53130.
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4040 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Priest of the Sacred Heart Ministry
P.O. Box 900, Hales Corners WI 53130