July 25, 1958 - January 5, 2022
Lafayette - Dean Francis Pottle, 63, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, January 5, 2022, at the Carpenter House in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dean was born July 25, 1958, in Eastport, Maine, the son of James K. and Sandra J. (Morang) Pottle. He grew up on the family farm in Perry, Maine, a place very dear to him. He was a graduate of Shead Memorial High School in Eastport and attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he received a B.S. degree in Survey Engineering. Upon graduating from college in 1981, Dean worked briefly for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska before joining John E. Chance & Associates in Lafayette, LA as a Survey Party Chief in April of 1982. He left John E. Chance & Associates in 1988 to pursue new opportunities in New Jersey until he returned to Lafayette, LA as Manager of Systems of Development for Fugro USA, Inc. in 1991. At Fugro, Dean and his team worked to develop new, innovative geo-mapping techniques using kinematic GPS satellite technology. In 2004, Dean joined GeoCentury (DOF USA, Inc.) as a Project Manager, giving him the opportunity to apply many of the mapping techniques developed during his time at Fugro while continuing to identify and develop new technologies. Through the years, Dean played an integral role in countless offshore deepwater survey and construction projects for BP and Shell. Prior to his passing, Dean was a survey consultant for Subsea 7 Engineering Company in Houston. He was also licensed as a professional land surveyor for the state of Louisiana. Dean enjoyed his work, especially the most challenging projects. He was a problem-solver, always professional, taking pride in everything he did, and expecting the same of others. Dean was kind, thoughtful, and wicked smart, with a quick wit and keen sense of humor. He was a great listener and the family’s voice of reason; he was wise and wonderful and always knew the right things to say and do. Dean was devoted to his family and enjoyed just spending time with them at home or on the family farm. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and LSU baseball. Many family vacations included side trips to Fenway Park and other MLB ballparks to see a Red Sox game. He loved to cook and was the grill master of the family. Dean will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He is survived by his mother Sandra, his wife of 32 years, Sue, his son, Seth Patrick and wife Rachel of Baton Rouge, sister Amy O’Neal and husband Darin of Riverview, FL, brothers, Stephen and wife Reneé of Kennewick, WA, and Andrew and wife Debbie of Perry, ME. He is also survived by nieces Katherine and Riley O’Neal, and Kallie (Pottle) Marshfield, nephews Adam, Trevor, and Mitchell Pottle, aunt Mary Helen (Pottle) McDonald, his many cousins, and his sidekick, the family golden retriever, Tucker. He was predeceased by his father, James K. Pottle, maternal grandparents Archibald and Greta Morang and paternal grandparents Roy E. and Helen Pottle. A memorial service celebrating Dean’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date in Perry, Maine. Gifts in Dean’s memory may be made to the University of Maine at umainefoundation.org/memorial to benefit the Survey Engineering program, the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), or Ascension Episcopal School, 1030 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70501. Cypress Funeral Home & Crematory, 206 West Lafayette St., Maurice, LA. 70555, (337) 740-3123, is in charge of Cremation arrangements.
Lafayette - Dean Francis Pottle, 63, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, January 5, 2022, at the Carpenter House in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dean was born July 25, 1958, in Eastport, Maine, the son of James K. and Sandra J. (Morang) Pottle.... View Obituary & Service Information
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