Potsdam Town Supervisor Rollin Beattie dies at 78
POTSDAM — Potsdam Town Supervisor Rollin A. Beattie, 78, has died.
He passed away Monday, May 14, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.Beattie was very active in his local community as he was the current Potsdam town supervisor, a member of the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee, and a member of the Baldwin Acres Board of Directors, and was a member of the Potsdam Town Board before his election as supervisor.
He was elected as Potsdam town supervisor without opposition in December of of 2015 following the retirement of Marie Regan.
Beattie had around 20 years experience on the town board and 10 years as a Norwood Village trustee between 1976 to 1986.
He was born and raised in Louisville. He retired from SUNY Potsdam as a project representative, working for the college on an assortment of projects. Before that job he was in road construction.
Beattie was also active with St. Andrew’s Church where he was a communicant of and he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also at one time volunteered his time driving for St. Lawrence County Elderly.
Beattie is survived by his wife of 53 years and and three children.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding.
Burial will be held in the Riverside Cemetery in Norwood following services.
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