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Dr. Harry H. Pote, Jr.

Pote, Dr. Harry H., Jr.,76, of Johnstown. He died March 25, 2019, at home. Born September 17, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. Son of the late Harry Harvey and Gertrude Emma (Lawton) Pote. Survived by wife of 49 years, Marjorie L (Lipcosky); children Timothy (Beth), Michael (Tiffany), and Kristin (Anthony Fetter); Grandchildren Jazmyne Kuhn, Emma, Jasper, Nicholas, and Harrison Pote. Brother of John (Judy) Pote. Nephews Jeffrey (Bridget) and John Pote. Great-nephew Ryan Pote, and numerous cousins, relatives and friends. Graduate of Ridley Park High School, Ursinus College with BS in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, Temple University School of Medicine with MD and completion of Internal Medicine Residency. Hahnemann Medical Center Fellowship in Nephrology in 1975. He moved to Johnstown upon completion of fellowship and joined the medical staff of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Lee Hospital July 1, 1975 and worked in a career he loved until the day he passed away. Dr. Pote devoted his professional life to serving others. Over his career he served as President of the Medical Staff, Chief of Medicine, Medical Director of the dialysis unit, Detox, and Exceptional Care Unit as well as on executive committees. He loved sports and the outdoors, played football and was an avid runner and cyclist, completing several marathons and triathlons. Dr. Pote was in his late sixties when he and his family participated in the Tour Davita for four years. This was a charity bicycle ride to raise money for patients with End Stage Renal Disease by biking for 240 miles each time. Harry enjoyed many things, including golfing with friends, painting with his daughter, swimming with his grandchildren, fishing with his family, and antique cars and motorcycles. He and Marge traveled the world together, and loved each other unconditionally, creating a beautiful community surrounding them. He will be forever remembered for his trademark Hawaiian shirts, his sense of humor and his love for making others laugh. Friends received 1-5 pm Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private Service and Committal at convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either the arts or medicine in honor of his love for both to the Westmont Hilltop High School Art Club 200 Fair Oaks Drive, Johnstown PA, 15905 or to Highlands Health Clinic 340 Main St, Johnstown, PA 15901 or to any local charity of your choice. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)

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Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. I will always remember Harrys friendly smile. He will be missed at watercolor classes.

Sharon Hart Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Harry Pote, Jr.

James J. Kleinman Sr Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

Tim, my deepest sympathy to you, your mother and brother and sister. I was looking forward to seeing you and regret not being able to make it over to the funeral home. I was hospitalized recently and had the opportunity to have your dad as one of my physicians. He was such a nice man. He brought me up to date with what's going on with you. Sounds like you're doing well. Again, my most sincere sympathy.

Steve Warner (your former basketball coach at WHHS) Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM


tom Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

my deepest sympathy for your loss on such a caring man and doctor.

patricia and jane smith Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Pote family. It was always so nice to see Harry in watercolor classes. You could tell he really enjoyed painting. He will definitely be missed.

Sharon and Gene Perschnick Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

Marge, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He surely will be missed here in Florida, River Oaks. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you to stay strong. God Bless Love, Sam and Carol Colombo

Sam and Carol Colombo Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- All White was sent on March 29, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathies to the Pote Family. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck & Leslie Fetter Family

Expression of Sympathy Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Kristy and the Pote family. Though we never had the pleasure to know him personally, he sounds to have been a great guy who had a great life & family and who left behind a better world for his being here though for too short a time. To honor Dr Potes life well lived, we are making a donation in his name to your local Highlands Health Free Clinic. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck & Leslie Fetter Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

With heartfelt sympathy to Dr. Potes family, He was the best of the best but also our friend. He was our rock and hope. With thankful hearts we were blessed to have known him.

Your twelve year dialysis patient.

Tom Smith and wife Nancy Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

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