Patricia Potter

Patricia Child Potter, 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Alameda on Nov. 8, 2022.

Pat was born in 1949 in Providence, R.I. She is survived by her sister, Betsy Sievert, her two daughters, Carleigh Soberanis and Allison Hall, as well as her three granddaughters: Arianna, Harper and Zariah.

Growing up, Pat and family moved frequently to follow her father’s employment as a captain in the U.S. Navy. In 1979, Pat moved to California and never looked back. She fell in love with life here from the first moment.

Pat was known for her generosity, kindness, and her fierce will to enjoy life. She was incredibly active in her community, advocating and fighting for democracy and the environment. She served as president of Bike Walk Alameda. She also served as chairman of Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA). She also canvassed for All Rise Alameda.

Pat loved to travel, and she loved all things outdoors, most notably hiking, taking long walks, riding her bike and motorcycle.

Pat is remembered for her love and compassion and a cheery, no-nonsense approach to life. A celebration of life will be held, open to the public, at a date to be announced. Please visit to sign up to receive announcements.

For more information, call Harry Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).