Thursday, 27 January 2022 14:17

Keith James Potter

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Keith James Potter passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022 due to liver complications. He was 67 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Colleen O’Connor-Potter, their daughter Meagan Unser (Kevin), son Griffin Potter and his sister Cheryl Potter Rench. Keith was the proud uncle to his four nieces and his nephew, a cousin to countless extended family members and dedicated coworker and business partner to his closest friend, TR Pennell.

Keith was a good, kind and incredibly hard-working man. He was co-manager of Allerdice Building Supply for 38 years, retiring in 2021 and co-owner of TRAK Rental. Prior to that, he worked at Clare’s Hardware and Pennell’s Hardware. Additionally, Keith did tile work through the years for many businesses and homeowners in the community.

In high school, Keith was a lineman for the Blue Streaks football team and was recently nominated into the Blue Streak Hall of Fame. He continued his football career well into his thirties, playing for both the Glove City Colonials and the Glens Falls Greenjackets. In 1998 he was among the first inductees into the Greenjackets Hall of Fame. Keith competed and won several weight lifting competitions during the 1980’s. He later found time to be an assistant coach for Pop Warner and enjoyed his front row seat watching his son play while working as a member of the chain gang for the Saratoga Football Team. Keith also became an avid volleyball fan, quietly cheering on his daughter.

Many did not know that Keith loved his family vacations to Disney World, which was completely out of character for him. He also loved his yearly trip to the beach in Cape May, NJ where he was known to stand in the ocean watching the horizon. He was a fan of the Seattle Seahawks and the Boston Red Sox, and when he wasn’t watching them play, he enjoyed the movies Ice Age, Happy Feet and Shooter. Most of all, Keith loved his family, any sweet treat, and a good nap before bed.

The Potter family wishes to thank the amazing people who assisted us including the incredible staffs at both Malta Oncology and floor A3 at Saratoga Hospital. We are most grateful to Dr. Matt McDonald for his unrelenting optimism and unwavering support in helping Keith.

Relatives and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (518-584-5373) followed by a funeral home service at 12:00 p.m. then a Celebration of Life at the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Keith Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund created to honor a Blue Streaks football player at any branch of the Adirondack Trust Company.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com

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