Joseph A. Powers, M.D.
(1919 - 2013)
94, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, died in his home surrounded by his loving family on August 31, 2013. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from medical school at Loyola University in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. In 1945, he married the love of his life, Geraldine (Jerri), and they chose to make southern California their home. Dr. Powers was board certified in general surgery and practiced thoracic surgery for 36 years from 1957 until he retired from medicine in 1993. He was devoted to and loved his patients, who loved him in return. His office door was always open, and he never refused treatment to any patient. Dr. Powers was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts. He is survived by Geraldine, his wife of 68 years; 4 sons, Scott (wife Debby), Greg (wife Patty), Thomas (wife Denise), and Michael (wife Anna); 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in Alta Loma, and the Rite of Committal will be held at 10:30 am at Bellevue Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Joseph A. Powers, M.D. with either the "In His Hands Ministry" in care of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, attention Joanne, 877 N. Campus Avenue, Upland, CA 91786; or the VNA & Hospice of Southern California, 150 West First Street, Suite 270, Claremont, CA 91711-4750.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Sept. 5, 2013