Advisory Board Member Robert D. Potter Dies at 86

July 7, 2009

potter The Honorable Robert D. Potter, U.S. District Court judge and Christendom College Advisory Board member, passed away on July 2, 2009, at 86 years of age.

A long time supporter of Christendom College, he often hosted fundraising dinners for the college in North Carolina. Potter was also a trustee of the Cowan Foundation, which donated a leadership gift in 2001 to Christendom College in support of its first capital campaign, allowing the college to erect St. Catherine's Residence Hall.

In 1990, Christendom awarded him the Pro Deo et Patria Medal for distinguished service to God and Country.

"It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Robert Potter. He was an outstanding Catholic and a great friend to Christendom College," College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell said. "My wife, Cathy, and I were blessed to have visited with Bob and his wife, Kathleen, this past fall. He was deeply committed to the work of Christendom College and our motto 'to restore all things in Christ.' He lived a life of great service to our nation and to our Lord and the Church He founded. He will be greatly missed by all of us here at Christendom, and we will remember him in our prayers."

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.



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