James Lewis Powers, age 83, of LeBoeuf Township, died Saturday, December 24, 2022 at his home in the care of his loving wife Priscilla. Born in Union City on June 12, 1939, he was one of eight children of Harold and Margaret Dunker Powers of Mill Village.
Jim retired from Erie Lackawana and Conrail Railroad, and he also owned and operated a greenhouse and mum farm, J.P. Plants, for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends and spending time at the family log cabin educating his family on the ways of the woods and telling Indian folklore.
Family members include his wife, Priscilla Major Powers, whom he married November 9, 1957; four children- Annette Diemer and husband Rex of Florida, Tracy Fredrychowski and husband Craig Sr. of South Carolina, Shelley Romba and husband Jeff of Florida, and Martin Powers and wife Karen, also of Florida; 11 grandchildren- Heather, Nicole, and JC, Laura and Bradley, Tiffany, Wesley, and Alexander, Kelsey, Benjamin, and Daniel; 11 great-grandchildren; and four sisters- Lois Rogers, Barbara Kuchenbrod, Janet Lipinski, and Lana Levitt.
He is predeceased by his sisters- Louise Green and Loretta Roden; and his brother Jack Powers.
A private burial is planned. Memorial donations may be made Stancliff Hose Company, Mill Village Fire Department, or Union City Fire Department.
The Powers family wishes to thank special friends Jerry Port, Dan DeGeorge, and Harry Latta for always being available when needed.
I can’t think of Uncle Jim without smiling. He could always make you laugh and loved to be social. Our sympathies and love to all of you. Dodie and Tom
To the entire Powers family
We are so very sorry for your loss. You will always have the wonderful, family memories, stories, and laughter, to keep you warm for many years to come. We are always here if you need anything at all
Much love to you and your family. There’s always a special place in our hearts and in our prayers for you all.
Love, Rebecca and Bill
Priscilla, Matin and the entire Powers family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I am sure going to miss the talks and having a beer with Jim. Priscilla, you know if you need anything we are there for you. Dan and Cheryl DeGeorge