Potyraj, David F.

February 16, 1946 - October 19, 2013

David Frank Potyraj, age 67 of Dallas passed away on October 19, 2013.  David was born on February 16, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Anthony and Elizabeth Jewett Potyraj.  He graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School in 1964 and then went on to graduate from Michigan State University in 1968, where he received a Masters of Business Administration in 1969.  He married Marilou Miedzielec on March 31, 1967 and she preceded him in death in 1995.  David was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He loved the water and diving, achieving dive master status over the last several years.  He also possessed an enthusiasm for fitness and dancing, in particular the Texas Swing.  He is survived by his son, Timothy Potyraj and wife, Robin of Plano, son, Todd Potyraj, and daughter, Tracy Myers and husband, Mark of Monroe, Ohio; grandchildren, Macey, Matthew, Nathan, and Lindsey; brother, Daniel Potyraj and wife, Judy of Grand Rapids, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of friends.  A Rosary service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel in Dallas.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church located at 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, Texas 75248.  He will be laid to rest beside his wife at 2:00 P.M. At Restland Memorial Park and Cemetery in Dallas. If desired memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252




8 replies on “Potyraj, David F.”

Ruthann Johnson says:

Tim, Todd, Tracy. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be looking over all of you. Prayers your way.

Terrell and Janice Moorer says:

Tim and Robin, you did an amazing job helping your dad get through his final stage of his battle with cancer. Find peace in knowing he was aware of your love and support for him as he passed peacefully. May your faith give you strength through this painful experience. We are sorry for your loss.

Michele Lamm says:

I hope you find peace knowing Tim’s dad is no longer suffering. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this painful loss.

Ann Hardin says:

What a long and difficult battle he fought and he did it with grace and determination. Tim, you did a remarkable job of taking such wonderful care of your dad. No one could ask for a more loving and responsible son. He was so very proud of you and your family. I know you will miss him terribly, but he is in a much better place. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you!

Marc A. Gomez says:

Dear Tim, Todd, and Tracy,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Wish there was something I could do to help you in this time. I have fond memories of your father, he will always hold a place in my Heart. My deepest sympathies.
Marc Gomez

Bunny Kopinski says:

Please add my condolence as I’ve already provided it.

Barbara Potyraj-Robinson says:

My sympathies to all of David’s family, near and far. Prayers and condolences

Jeff Ware says:

Sorry for your loss! He was great to work with, and could keep me engaged for hours talking.
I enjoyed working with him in Charlotte, just before First Union Bank changed over.
He’ll be missed.

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