Samuel "Tick" Powers

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Samuel Tick Powers journeyed home to the Lord on June 8, 2015.
Born Aug. 7, 1939, in Sandy Township to the late Julia Powers Thunberg and Samuel Woodrow Powers.
Samuel was Catholic by faith and often attended mass at St. Joseph's Church in DuBois.
Samuel, affectionately known to his friends as "Tick" and family as "Uncle Bucky" or "Bucky" graduated from DuBois High School and joined the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War Conflict. He was injured in the line of duty while serving his country, he remained a faithful military supporter until his last breath. After he left the Army, he returned home to Pennsylvania, married his high school sweetheart and remained married to her for 26 years. He was a loving and indulgent husband, and had nothing but pride for his two children. He worked for several years as a specialized laborer at Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Marys until his war and work injuries rendered him unable to work.
Tick enjoyed fishing and hunting, both for recreation and sport. He was a highly respected gardener of everything from fruits and vegetables to his showcase flower beds. He also enjoyed cooking for anyone who walked through his door. In the summertime, he took great pride in cheering on the DuBois Little League and All-stars teams. Those who knew Sam loved him, and were always entertained by his ability to share his vast knowledge of current events, world news, trivia, and his undeniable talent for being able to enthrall the masses with his stories.
He loved to laugh, and make people laugh until they were crying. He made friends wherever he went.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, but most of all, by his children whom he loved unconditionally.
He is survived by his two children, Phillip S. Powers (Falls Creek) and Samantha L. Orlando (Johnstown); grandchildren: Kaytlen Powers, Stefani Powers, Edward Powers, Kali Martell, Brooke McCloskey, Brianna McCloskey-Stuart; and great-granddaughter, Neveah Martell. Lastly, he is survived by his loving sisters, Judy L. Boron (Morrisdale) and Emily A. Adair (DuBois); as well as countless nieces and nephews.
Samuel was also preceded in death by sisters, Loretta (Powers) Conrad and Miriam (Powers) Myers; nephews: Mark and Samuel "Tim" Conrad, David Frantz.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in DuBois with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Kresinkis as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the DuBois Little League, P.O. Box 71, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 9 to June 11, 2015
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