Joseph M. Potzner

May 24, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Joseph (“Fisherman Joe”) Potzner passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with mesothelioma. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late George and Nancy (Kennedy) Potzner and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

      After serving in the United States Navy, he attended Lackawanna College majoring in accounting. He worked for Lively Look Factory and Furnival Equipment before spending the last 30 years working in shipping and receiving at Team Supply.

      Joseph was an avid fisherman. Fly fishing was his passion. Time away from work was spent at his favorite fishing spots like the Lehigh River, the Broadheads, Tobyhanna, and S&A Trout Pond. He would spend hours with his buddies, bringing home lots of fish that he would filet himself, being meticulous not to leave any bones. Everyone loved his trout. He taught others how to fish and how to tie flies.

      Surviving are his wife Paula (Seritsky); daughter Tina; brother George Potzner and his wife Jeanette, West Des Moines, Iowa; sister Rosemary Labanoski, Gilbert, Arizona, sister Jean Ann Frakes, Gilbert, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

      His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 1
      st at 9:30 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 31st at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, from 6-8 PM.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family c/o Tina Potzner, 152 South Chestnut Rd, Drums, PA. 18222. Because of how much he loved to fish at S&A, a bench or glider is going to be purchased in his memory for all of the fisherman to enjoy there.
    • Guestbook
      Linda Betterly
      Paua & Tina,
      so very sorry to hear about Joe.
      if there is anything i can do please let me know.
      Wayne Jones
      I'm sorry for your loss.  You are in my prayers.
      Cal Straub
      I worked with Joe at TEAM Supply. He always had a smile and an occasional joke. I supplied him with freezer packs and insulated boxes to keep the catch cold. It was a pleasure to work with Joe. Whenever we would cross paths we would always talk about good times at TEAM. He will be greatly missed.
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