TYLER POTTERFIELD

POTTERFIELD, Tyler, of Oregon Hill, Richmond, died suddenly on Friday morning, April 25, 2014. The loss of this good and beautiful man is unfathomable. His enthusiasm, love and devotion to his work and city planning, the James Riverfront, his cycling, gardening, hiking and community building projects were unbounded. He was a man of information and a writer and researcher of history and culture. He was devoted to his family and much loved in return by them; his wife, Maura Meinhardt; parents, Ruth and Tom Potterfield of Savannah Ga.; sister, Beth Hiers and her family of Destin, Fla.; and countless friends and colleagues, whose lives he generously embellished in his city of Richmond and on his beloved banks of Penns Creek. A memorial for the community to celebrate the life of Tyler will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Valentine Richmond History Center in honor of Tyler's commitment to his city and its history.