Powers, John T. "JP" GLENS FALLS John T. "JP" Powers, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Glens Falls Hospital. A long-time resident of Watervliet, John was born in Troy on January 18, 1943 and was the son of the late William and Catherine Fedursky Powers. Raised in South Troy John attended St. Joseph's School and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School. He later furthered his educated at HVCC, earning a degree in refrigeration and air conditioning. He was employed by Eastern Heating and Cooling in Albany, Grand Union and most recently, for Progressive Insurance Company in Albany. John's ability as an HVAC technician earned him a good reputation and he became a "go to" guy for many area businesses requiring his service. He was a long-time member of the Watervliet Elks Lodge where he was a member of the dart league earning many trophies and awards for his skilled play. He enjoyed classic cars and loved his 1949 Mercury. He also enjoyed fishing and following the NY Yankees and Giants. Of all the things in life that gave John pleasure, nothing was as important to him as his grandchildren and the time he spent with each of them. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Shevy Powers; his loving children, Kimberly J. Powers of South Glens Falls, Tina Powers Freeman of Las Vegas, Nev., Darlene M. Powers Falzo of Watervliet and John Powers, Jr. and his wife Candice Harper Powers of Halfmoon; his cherished grandchildren, Kayla Falzo, Katie Freeman, Kristina Falzo, Michael Falzo, Jr., Noah Powers and his soon to arrive granddaughter, Addison; his faithful canine companion Mickey. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 9 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Friends are invited and may also visit with John's family on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In recognition of and appreciation for the wonderful care he received, John's family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Renal Center, 3 Broad Street Plaza, Glens Falls, NY 12801. Please visit parkerbrosmemorial.com to light a candle, leave a message of sympathy and for directions.
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Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 25, 2013