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Aug. 2nd Services Planned for Plainfield Woman Who Was Electrocuted in Fanwood During Storm

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Susan Potok Credits: Dooley Funeral Home
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WESTFIELD, NJ -- There will be a memorial service for Susan Charlotte Potok at the Westfield Presbyterian Church(140 Mountain Ave., Westfield) on Tueesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Potok, who lived in Plainfield, was electrocuted when she tried to escape from her car near the corner of Midway Ave. and Hunter Ave in Fanwood during violent thunderstorms that hit the area on July 18 while she was driving to a class at Union County College. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Potok, 26, studied American Sign Language at Union County College and became acquainted with the deaf community. She enjoyed them, as well as her office co-workers and members at Community Access Unlimited. She often cared for her friends’ children, too.

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Susan Potok was the daughter of Robert Potok and Penny Johnson and sister of Paul Potok of Mountainside. She also had a demanding pet rabbit called “Your Highness,” who was her apartment companion.

An obituary posted on the Dooley Colonial Funeral Home reads: With energy and heart, Susie grew up to be a person who knew how to value her friends and family, and who made sure we knew it. She never took life for granted, either, but lived a lot in the time she had. We will miss her.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 11:00am
Presbyterian Church in Westfield
140 Mountain Ave.
Westfield, NJ

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