Born on March 2, 1945, in Asbury, NY, he was raised by the late Thomas Corcoran and Florence Corcoran. He was predeceased by his wife Priscilla in 2005.
Richard served in The United States Navy after completing high school and anywhere he went he was considered to be the neighborhood watch.
Along with his mother Florence, Richard is survived by his children; Richard Potter, Jr., and his wife Kendra, of Akron, OH, Lisa Appiagyei of Phillipsburg, NJ, and Tina Potter, also of Phillipsburg, NJ, two grandsons, two granddaughters, one great-grandson and his siblings, Mary Fagan, of Winston-Salem, NC, and Joseph Corcoran of Sussex, NJ.
A Viewing is being held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St, Phillipsburg, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to The American Cancer Society, via cancer.org.