James H. Potts of Cutchogue died Jan. 23 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He was 81.
He was born June 8, 1930, in Iowa, and earned a master’s degree. He had been an administrator at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University and worked as a consultant to Digital Equipment Corporation.
Family members said he was a mentor to many people, and enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Mr. Potts is survived by his wife, Kathleen Fraleigh of Cutchogue, and his son, James, of Virginia.
A service was held Jan. 28 at Church of the Redeemer in Mattituck. Cremation was private. Arrangements were handled by Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.