Uldis Potapovs

Published 2:39 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010

Uldis Potapovs, 75, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2010, with family and friends at his side. Uldis was born in Liepaja, Latvia on December 16, 1934 to Elza and Mikelis Potapovs.

Uldis emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio with his parents and brother in 1949 after escaping the Soviet invasion of Latvia during WWII.&bsp; He attended the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University in Ohio, studying metallurgical engineering, and had a long and successful career with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.&bsp; Uldis was an avid fitness buff, and especially enjoyed running, tennis, and golf.

Uldis was predeceased by his wife, Livia. He is survived by his daughter Andrea and husband Jim LaHaye of Southwest Harbor, Me.; daughter Erika and her husband David Romack of Purcellville, Va.; daughter, Krista, of Landrum; grandchildren Colin and Katy Burke and Maxwell Romack; brother Gunars and wife Aija of Anchorage, Ky.

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A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 5, at the Glassy Mountain Chapel. &bsp;

Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Uldis Potapovs may donate to the Glassy Mountain Fire Department, 2015 Hwy. 11, Landrum, S.C. 29356 or the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.