Greg A. Powers, age 42 of Girard, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday night, June 5, 2012, at his home with his family surrounding him. Greg was born in Erie, Pa. on December 20, 1969, the son of Beth E. (Thompson) Powers of Girard and Richard H. and Mabel Powers of Cranesville, Pa. Greg graduated from Girard High School in 1988 and headed to Washington State where he worked at the Nintendo Co. testing computer games. He then moved back home and for the last several years had been working for EMSCO in Girard. Greg had a real zest for life. He enjoyed various things, especially his music. He enjoyed various artists and loved to go to many concerts. His favorite professional musical group was RUSH. He also enjoyed writing poems and reading science fiction books. He was quite noted for telling puns and he was a great story teller, and he also liked to collect owls. He belonged to many of the local bar sports leagues, participating in Valley 8 pool tournaments and their dart leagues. Greg was preceded in death by a brother, Mark R. Powers; his maternal grandparents, Lovina and Happy Thompson; and his paternal grandparents, Dorr and Elizabeth Powers. Besides his parents, Greg is survived by a sister, Sharon Yost of Lake City, Pa.; and two brothers, David (Helen) Powers of Kentucky and Wayne Powers of Girard, Pa. He is also survived by two nieces, Katelyn Powers and Claire Yost and one nephew, Luke Powers, along with a cousin of whom he spent a lot of time with, Daniel Thompson; and a few other cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa. on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend Life Celebration Services on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Federated Church in East Springfield, with Pastor Ed Huntley, officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that memorial donations may be made to the John Kanzius Foundation, 130 W. 8th Street, Suite 216, Erie, PA 16501.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 7, 2012