I had the privilege of being taught by Dr. Powell in clinical supervision. He approached this field with great dignity and humility. He will be greatly missed~
We know much will be said about David Powell's contributions to the field of Substance Abuse treatment field, especially in the area of clinical supervision. We would like to add that this kind, gentle, brilliant, man's contributions to the men and women of the US Navy and Marine Corps continues today with the use of his Blended Model for clinical supervision via the Clinical Preceptorship Program. I will always remember his deep respect for military members and his fondness for the counselors who provided them treatment. He selected a wonderful group of preceptors, who responded to his energy and commitment by providing invaluable training to Navy and Marine counselors for over 35 years. These counselors became some of the best providers in the nation. We have all benefitted from his presentations which were enlightening and full of humor.
He was a great mentor, friend, and family man. In his last years he took his love and compassion for others to those suffering in many different parts of the world. He touched so many and he will be missed by so many. Fair winds and following seas and a heart-felt Semper Fi from all who knew you and from those who did not but recovered because of the work you did.
Dear Barbara and family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this sad time. I feel so fortunate to have know David and all the wonderful tributes he has done for different countries and their people.
I have purchased "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" in memory of David...the OSA choir will be singing this anthem on Sunday, November 24th.
You are in my heart and prayers.
Dear Barbara, Heather, Kirstin,
Words cannot describe how profoundly saddened we are to hear of the loss of David. Despite knowing of some of his amazing accomplishments, we are astounded to learn of the breadth of his endeavors. Despite that David spent his life's work helping others to address some of the world's most difficult challenges, he had an impressive ability to always bring lightness and laughter to the Lake that we will never forget. The girls are deeply saddened, and upon hearing the news, immediately focused on David's gift of books during one of our recent Lake visits. They will cherish those books. We will all cherish David's memory. And those few leftover "special sparklers from Dave and Barbara" will be lit in fitting tribute at an appropriate time. Please know that our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with each of you. All our love and sympathy, Valerie, Ray, Audrey, Mallory Sickles
David advocated for addiction counseling to become a licensed profession. His letters to government helped change laws in CT. Thanks again!
David was one of my teachers. I have shared his wisdom with my own students many times over. He will be missed.
Twenty years ago David gave this struggling young mental health worker hope. Giving me his book on supervision led to an amazing life.
I am so sorry for your loss. My husband and I are honored and feel privilaged to have been Dr. Powell's students.
Oh Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Please know that I am 2 doors away if you need anything.
Your neighbor at 2A Metacomet .
Mary Ann Preston
My deepest condolences on your loss, Barbara. What an amazing, lasting legacy David built. If only more people were as selfless, compassionate and generous. What a beautiful tribute you have written in his obituary. I wish I had had a chance to get to know him.
My condolences and sympathies on this sudden loss.
May God's presence and blessing hold you and your loved ones in this time of loss and transition. As so many others, I celebrate the light, wisdom and many gifts he freely gave as a friend, mentor and personal/professional inspiration.
May his legacy of love, generosity and goodness live in all of us.
Dear Barbara, Heather and Kirstin -
We are very sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man and we hope your cherished memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Peace, prayers and love,
David, was a compassionate soldier for human kind. I will never forget this wise man who touched my life in so many ways. His kind, happy, and wise spirit will forever leave me a better person. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Powell Family for their loss. In loving memories of David.
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband David. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Your neighbors Jim and Jean Pluff (113 Peak Mountain Drive)
David is still a role model and mentor to addiction counselors. His legacy will outlive most and he will be missed. His public policy advocacy and teachings will live on. I am grateful for his generosity.
Dear Barbara and family. A loss that is beyond words. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gary and BJ Froschy
A beloved neighbor and friend, David Powell and his family taught us to think Globally. Memories of happy gathering at their home burn brightly in our hearts. We are forever thankful for David and Barbara's presence in our hearts and lives for the time we lived right up the hill.
You are in our thoughts and prayers , now.
Love and miss you,
Eric , Linda, Jarod, Andrew and Megan
To Barbara, Heather and Kirstin,
We were stunned to hear about the loss of your beloved David.
He was truly "a man of the world" a renaissance man. He defined "living life to the fullest". Sending our thoughts and prayers to you.