Joseph Ryan Potthoff

Born: Sat., Feb. 13, 1988
Died: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Joseph Ryan Potthoff, age 29, of North East died on Monday January 29, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital.

He was born in Erie, PA on February 13, 1988 to Richard Potthoff and Lori S. Wakeley.

Joseph graduated from North East High School and formerly worked at Erie Coke Plant, Pennzoil, and Ridg-U-Rak.

He enjoyed helping individuals and loved his children and family.

Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Justin Wakeley; grandparents, Roy and Joan Smith and Richard Potthoff Sr.; cousins, William Smith and Matthew Hood.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Jocelynn and Amelia Potthoff; brother, Cody Potthoff; sisters, Kayla and Courtney Potthoff; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St. North East on Friday from 2-4 and 6:00 pm until time of funeral service at 8:00 pm.  Officiating Rev. Rick Maas.  Private interment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.  Please send condolences to

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Margaret Harrison
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
I had the pleasure of knowing Joey through his grandmother Merrilee and Henderson church. He helped us at the summer reading program and the food pantry. He was a pleasure to be around. I know one thing he loved his little girls. I was sad to hear of his passing and send prayers to his family,
Margaret Harrison

Bill and Betty Houser
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
So sad to see one so young take so soon. Deepest sympathy.

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