Richard Thomas “Dick” Powers

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Richard Thomas “Dick” Powers, 87, of Russells Point, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 3, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Dayton, to the late William and Clara Yenger Powers. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bokoske and Dorothy Irvin; and three brothers, Edward Powers, William “Bud” Powers and Robert Powers.

Dick married Donna Carsner on March 6, 1948, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year. He is also survived by six children, Pam Carlson of Dayton, Richard Powers of Piqua, Lynne (Angel) Luna of California, Randy (Linda) Powers of Beavercreek, Jan Grandi and Scott Powers, both of Russells Point; 10 grandchildren, Craig and Kristen Carlson, Jeff, Stacey and Tonya Lawwill, Korey and Devin Grandi, and Ryan, Tracy and Megan Powers; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dick was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.

He was a plumber/pipefitter with Local 162 in Dayton for more than 30 years and served on the Dayton Fire Department for 10 years. Dick and Donna retired to Indian Lake in 1990. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point.

He enjoyed gardening tomato plants, playing poker, feeding the birds and squirrels, and mowing the yard. He loved spending time in the sun by the lake with his family and friends.

The Rev. Patrick L. Sheridan conducts a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Woods Church. Visitation is from 6 yo 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, and one hour prior to services at the Church. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, PO Box 329, Russells Point, OH 43348 or Wilson Hospice Care, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365.

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