In Remembrance Of...
Roland H. Purifoy
Roland Purifoy, the father of Barbie Potter, was a civic leader, successful businessman and Chevrolet dealer. As a two term mayor of Fort Lupton, Colorado, and a 32 Degree Mason, Roland touched the lives of countless individuals. He was a loving and devoted family man, married for 61 years and the father of four children and five grandchildren whom he adored. His wisdom, guidance and kindness encouraged and inspired many; his hard work and dedication left a lasting impact on his community. Roland is missed every day by those who were blessed to know and love him.
Donation by: Barbie Purifoy Potter
Dr. William Milford Rideout, Jr.
William (Bill) Rideout was married to Pam Rideout for 55 years and lived at the Cypress from September, 2011, until his death in 2016.
Bill believed deeply in education and the opportunity it provided to improve individual and societal lives around the globe. He lived those values as he achieved multiple degrees, including an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He consulted widely on educational projects in Africa and Southeast Asia and taught as a professor at both Florida State University and the University of Southern California.
Bill was the beloved father of three children, the grandfather to seven, and a neighbor and friend to many here at the Cypress.
Donation by: the Rideout Family
Judd Robert Van Sickle
Judd and his wife Ruth moved to the Cypress of Raleigh in 2008 and lived here until 2019. Ruth returned to the Cypress following Judd’s death.
Judd graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in 1969 and enlisted in the Air Force Officer Candidate School. He spent more than ten years in the Air Force, a time that included graduate school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Upon leaving the Air Force, Judd continued to support critical Department of Defense programs until his retirement.
Judd loved his blended family that includes a daughter, son, stepdaughter and seven grandchildren. He enjoyed his Cypress friendships and those times he shared with friends over a glass of wine. He approached life with a positive outlook even when his health declined. This remembrance is in recognition of the significant contribution Cypress staff made to Judd’s happiness while he lived here.
Donation by: Ruth Van Sickle
Throughout his entire life, Fay was a high energy perfectionist who earned a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Rochester. Fay worked more than 15 years in Quality Assurance at Xerox. He was instrumental in Xerox receiving the Deming Award for International Quality Assurance in 1980, ending Japan's dominance which had lasted from 1950 to 1980.
Then, with his wife Nadine, Fay launched a successful real estate business in Wake County. They were the first husband and wife Realtor® team in the area.
Fay enjoyed his twenty mile bike rides, his vodka martinis with three olives, and engaging with animals, especially his Sheltie, Cody.
All aspects of education were important to him. He actively supported the Acorn Scholarship Fund. In fact, Fay was the individual who suggested the name "Acorn".
Fay resided with his wife Nadine at the Cypress until his death in 2022.
Donation by: Nadine Tolman with eternal love
If you would like to donate to the Acorn Scholarship Fund in remembrance of someone, please contact Larry Potter.