Evelyn Elizabeth Poteralski, May 7, 2020. 84 Years old, Webster NY.
Evelyn is predeceased by her parents, Orland and Lena Severance, son John and son in-law Chris. Survived by her loving husband of 63 years Paul Sr., her children Paul Jr., (Janet), Joanne (Carol) and Mark, seven Grandchildren: James (Jackie), Nichole (Zach), Michael, Kristi (Heather), Mike, Kiara (CJ), and Shane and ten Great-Grandchildren: Nicholas, Taylor, Destiny, Isiah, James, Mark, Holly, Tyler, Hunter and Aubrey. Brother in-law Zygmunt, Sisters in-law Patricia (John), Lottie (George) numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many treasured friends.
Evelyn loved quilting, crafts, cards, board games, travel and adventures with her family and friends. Evelyn worked at Xerox Manufacturing in Webster, New York for many years prior to her retirement in 1992.
While attending the Rochester School for the Deaf, Evelyn met Paul, the love of her life. Throughout the Rochester deaf community Evelyn is known for creation and design of the “I Love You” symbol by combining the letters “I”, “L”, and “Y” in a single hand gesturewhile she and Paul were sweethearts at RSD.
A church memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Church of the Deaf, Rochester, NY at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to either the Rochester School for the Deaf, 1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester NY 14621; the Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, or Emmanuel Church of The Deaf, 34 Monica Street, Rochester, NY 14619.