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    Is with a very heavy heart that we just learned of Chris' unexpected passing. We showed up for DD's pitching lesson today at Chris' WNY Fastpitch Academy and Chris wasn't there. It wasn't like him so we called his phone and left a message. We waited a bit and then figured he must be at one of his DDs' games, so we headed back home. On the way back, we received a call from Mary, Chris' wife, telling us he had a heart attack a short time ago.
    We, myself, my DW and DD, can honestly say that Chris was a great coach, a great person, and became a friend to all of us. We will miss him greatly. We still haven't figured out how we are going to break the news to Izzy.
    Here is a link to Chris' FB page. You can read for yourselves how many people he touched throughout his time here and how important he was to them and WNY softball. Like all of us, he had softball in his blood. RIP Chris.
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    Wow! A great contributor here on this forum as well.

    RIP Chris...
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    That is very sad news. I have had several enjoyable discussions (including PMs) with Chris over the years. I have no doubt that he will be missed by many. My condolences to his family, friends, and students.
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    Chris was a good guy, always helpful. He will be missed for sure. So sorry for his family.

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    He has a gofundme memorial page: Chris Potter Memorial Fund


    You can post your condolences at: Link to funeral home

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    Here is his obituary:


    POTTER - Christopher D. Passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Mary R. (Wagner); loving father of Madilyn Ruth, Amelia Grace and Clara Mae Potter; dear son of Donald and Mary (Torchia) Potter; brother of Anne (Al) Whitehead, David (Rosalia) Potter; son-in-law of Dr. Robert and Ruth (Lynd) Wagner; brother-in-law of Robert W. (Patricia), William P., Michael G. and Daniel R. (Paula) Wagner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Christopher was the owner of the WNY Fast Pitch Academy, President of the Niagara Frontier Girls Softball Assoc. and the WNY Sting. He was a wonderful husband, father, coach, mentor and friend to everyone. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute class of 1987, where he was an All Catholic Baseball player. Friends and family may call Thursday and Friday from 4-8:00pm at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC (Southtowns Chapel) 3155 Orchard Park Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 9:00am at St. Gabriel's Church (please assemble at church). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christopher's children's college fund. Online register may be consulted at www.CANNANFH.com
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    So sorry to hear this. He was someone who was always looking for a better way, and to help as many as he could. He will be missed.
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    Prayers to his wife and family. This is shocking news since he was active here and made exceptional contributions. I was of the opinion that he was still fairly young.
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    Wow! Prayers to his family. My DD is not a pitcher but I watched a few of his videos so that I can become more educated about proper pitching techniques. I really appreciate his hard work and determination to improve and expound his pitching knowledge. This DFP community is a really cool place that I have come to really rely upon and find comfort and solace during some really loco times. It's my center! This is really a small world. I have come to find 4 different folks that are from my area but also a few folks from my own DD's organization as contributors to this forum.

    Of the last 5 funerals I have attended 4 were related to softball families. We really are strong community even as crazy as we are. I would not have it any other way.

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    Very sad, as Chris had recently contributed to the forum a very short time ago.

    May you rest in peace Chris.

    My sincere condolensces to your entire family.

    Chris Delorit

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    Sorry to hear about this. One of the good guys for sure.
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