Wilmer B. Powell
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AGE: 79 • Chadds Ford, PA
Wilmer B. Powell, age 79, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Wilmer was born in Dilworthtown, PA on May 9, 1934, son of the late William and Emma Powell. Wilmer retired in 1998 after 45 years as a Vice President from Wilmington Trust Company. He served on the NFSOC Executive Board of the American Bankers Association 1987-1991 and served on the ABA Alumni Council for 5 years. After retirement Wilmer volunteered as a Captain and Docent for The Nicholas and Alexandria exhibit for three years.
Wilmer is survived by his wife of 26 years, Brenda Sturgeon Powell; his children, Sharon Murphy and Beverly Reinholz; his step-daughter, Candace Vogelsong and husband Adam and the loves of his life, his granddaughters, Grace and Abigail. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Derickson. Wilmer was predeceased by his brother, William Powell, and his sister, Jane Boyd.
Wilmer was a kind and gentle man who was highly respected by his friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests honoring the memory of Wilmer by sending a contribution to The Episcopal Church of the Advent, 201 Crestline Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to The Church of the Trinity, 323 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116). Online condolences may be shared at www.griecocares.com
Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc
250 W State St Kennett Square, PA 19348
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 23, 2014