BALLSTON SPA - Bertram L. Powell Sr., 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness.
""Bert"" was born May 28, 1933, in Colonie, N.Y., to the late George and Caroline Powell. He served in the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War
on the tactical command ship USS Northampton.
Bert was a member of Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters for 44 years. He retired in 1993.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, line dancing with his sweetheart, golfing and camping with family and friends.
He is survived by the love of his life of 35 years, Toni Dybowski; his children, Michael (Marion) Powell of Norfolk, Va., Bert Powell Jr. of Castleton, Brian Dybowski and Barbara Dybowski of Ballston Spa; his sister, Marion (Paul) Hanifin of Colonie; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ashley, Jessica, Lindsay, Tara, Danielle, Erik and Kaitlyn; and one great-grandson, Maddox.
An anatomical gift has been made to Albany Medical College.
A celebration of his life will be held at a future date to be determined.
Any donations can be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, ATTN: Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, or online at www.stjude.org/tributes.