Theresa V. “Terry”
Age 86, of Wake Forest, NC, formerly of Oakmont PA, and of Myrtle Beach following retirement. Terry passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Kelley’s Family Care Home in Wake Forest, NC, with her daughter Linda by her side. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. “Bob” Potts; loving second mother to Bob Potts, Linda Brown (Glenn), Lori Land, and Lisa Potts; daughter of the late Frank Kokal and the late Pauline (Kacin) Kokal; sister of Kathryn Rusnock, Paula Hribar, Mary Jane Rutherford, the late Frank Kokal, and the late Paul Kokal; Terry is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Terry grew up in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn Hills H.S. in 1951. Upon graduation, Terry attended secretarial school and went on to work at the East Liberty YMCA as an administrative assistant for over 20 years. During that time, she was married to the late Earl Longo of Pittsburgh. She later worked at the Pennsylvania State Auditor Office where she met and married Robert Potts in 1981. Throughout the years, Terry enjoyed gathering with family and friends, playing cards, gardening, reading, antiquing, golfing, and painting. Terry was proud of her Slovenian Heritage and was fondly known as Teta Reza’ by her Slovene nieces and nephews. To know Terry was to love her. She had a quiet strength and graceful manner which combined with her warm and fun loving spirit made her a joy to be around. Services are private and entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA, 15139. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice through their website at www.heartlandhospicefund.org or mailed to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, PO Box 10086, Toledo OH 43699-0086.