Samuel Thomas Potis. Sam passed away May 26th 2022 at his home in Los Lunas. Sam was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Lena Potis. He is survived by his three children, Son Christopher Potis, wife Gina. Daughters Nanette Potis and Rebecca Burkhard, husband Louis and grandsons Patrick, wife Alexia and son Logan (great grandson) and Benjamin, wife Ashley, and Sam's very good friend Jacquelyn Costello, who lived with Sam this past year, who gave so much support and love, on behalf of Sam and the family we are very grateful to her. Sam was born in Norwich NY and raised in Oneonta NY. He joined the Air Force after graduating high school and was supposed to go to Korea to be in the Korean War but his grandfather died so the Air Force sent him home for the funeral, then kept him stateside and sent him to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska for his service time. After his discharge in 1953 he went back home to Oneonta NY where he met his wife Marilyn Black. They married and had the 3 children. Sam decided to move to NM and packed up everything and moved west. Sam was always self-employed. He had his own trucking company for several years then he owned a tile and carpet store, selling carpet and tile and doing installations. Sam was also a carpenter he built cabinets and furniture that he still has in his house. He then moved on to buying and selling cars and worked at a paint and body shop while at the same time had a couple of Toy Train stores where he bought, sold and traded toy trains. This was his hobby and he had a huge collection of toy trains which he recently sold. Sam was always looking for a good deal, he loved garage sales and flea markets and just sales in general. Sam had a love for animals; he would bring home any animal that needed help. He also left behind his cute little dog Susie, who he rescued from the shelter and adored, and will be well cared for by Sam's family. Sam will be missed but we know that he is now free from his aliments and his soul has gone back to his creator. Sam is now rejoicing and dancing with all his family and friends that went before him. In lieu of flowers please send donations to HARTnm.com. A Funeral Mass for Samuel will take place on Thursday, June 09, 2022 at 1:30pm at San Clemente Catholic Church. Samuel will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28, at 11:00am.m. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main Street SE, Los Lunas, NM 87031, (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.
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