Mrs. Norma L. Potochnik, age 83, of Hilliard, Fl. passed away on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fl. A native of Wilkinsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Bernadine Larue. She spent her early years in Turtle Creek, Pa. where she attended elementary school and graduated from Turtle Creek Senior High School Class of 1952.
Mrs. Potochnik joined The Westinghouse Electric Corporation, working in the Minature Components Manufacturing Dept. On December 12, 1953 she married one of her high school sweethearts, John Potochnik and they have been married for 63 years. His work required them to make many moves and in 1957, they moved to Jacksonville, Fl. where she worked at the Imeson Airport Facility.
In 1969, they made their home in Fernandina Beach. She joined the staff of the newly opened 1878 Steakhouse. Mrs. Potochnik was a manager for many years and later took a job as Manager for the Land and Williams Company. She and her husband retired in 1994 and moved to Hilliard, Fl.
She had a real deep passion for cooking and was an excellent cook. She was a Catholic by faith.
She leaves behind her beloved husband John , her two sons and daughter in laws, David and Vickie Potochnik of Port Orange, Fl., and Robert and Mary Potochnik of Fernandina Beach, Fl., her sister Lavern Dubich of Murrysville, Pa., her four Grandchildren, Matthew and Erin Potochnik of Port Orange, Fl., Scott Potochnik of Fernandina, Fl., Andrew and Julie Potochnik of Jacksonville, F., USAF Tech. Sgt. Austin and Brandie Potochnik of Misawa Japan, her two Great Grandchildren, Eli Potochnik , Owen Potochnik both of Port Orange, Fl., and several nieces and nephews .
The Mass of Christian Celebration will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Reverend Father Jose Kallukalam, officiating. A reception will follow after the service.
Memorials may be made to the Nassau County Council on Aging, 1367, South Eighteenth Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.