Potchka, Robert Joseph, a 51 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Born in the Bronx, NY, Robert was 81 when he died. Robert had served in the Army during the Korea conflict. Robert was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Robert is survived by two daughters, Robin Potchka of Torrance and Jeanne Potchka of Palm Desert, CA; and a son, Bob Potchka of Indiana. He is survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren as well as a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Margaret Potchka and his wife, the love of his life and best friend, Kathleen Potchka. The Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers a donation to Little Company of Mary Cardiac Rehab is requested.

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  1. To Robin, Bob and the entire Potchka family; I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I remember how he was such a terrific story teller and so full of positive energy. May God Bless you all at this difficult time. sincerely, don held

  2. To all the Potchka Clan, I am so sorry to hear of your dad passing. I have many, many fond memories of your dad and the fact that he always called me “Delaney” even after I was married for over 30 years to “that hippie”. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Delaney….aka Cathy Kallok

  3. Robin and family, please accept my condolences–remember the good times, the wonderful memories, they will sustain you and bring you together. We will be holding you in our prayers. Sharon (Garvey) Silengo

  4. I knew Bob from soccer and Little League baseball. He loved his sports and Notre Dame football. I hope that everyone in his extended family is doing well.

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