Kennard “Ken” Lawrence Potts, age 77, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Ken graduated from the Alexis I. DuPont High School in 1963, received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware in 1967 and received a Master’s in Public Administration from Widener University in 2004.
Ken spent his career in public service. He worked with the Delaware Transit Corporation for 22 years, retiring in 2017 as Chief Administrative Officer. Since 2019, Ken has been President of the Delmarva Rail Passengers Association. As a young adult, Ken moderated a local nightly radio talk show and served in the U.S. Army. He served in a variety of leadership positions for Democratic campaigns. Ken approached all of his work as a humanitarian, with a high level of integrity and a commitment to progress.
Ken’s life was defined by lifelong friendships, generosity, service and commitment to family. He was closely involved in Delaware’s Young Democrats. Ken was described by a lifelong friend as representing the backbone of the Democratic party, matching his idealism and an ability to unify people to effect change.
From early on in his career, Ken worked to positively support people. Whether civic engagement and political planning, seeking equity in health care and social services, or access to transit, it was the needs of people which inspired Ken to lead. In 1987 Ken was certified as a Volunteer Addiction Counselor and from 2005 through 2011, Ken was a Board Member at Limen Recovery + Wellness.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Kennard H. Potts. He is survived by his sister Emily Potts Wolf (William) of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and nieces Alexia Wolf of Greenville, Delaware and Wendy Wolf of Miami, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Limen Recovery + Wellness, PO Box 1306, Wilmington, Delaware 19899.