Scott -Powell-Obituary

Scott Powell

Silver Spring, Maryland


Silver Spring, Maryland


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Scott Powell worked on computers at the Pentagon, but his first love was music.

The 35-year-old grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He composed songs, most of them rhythm and blues, and played more than a half-dozen instruments from piano to drums. He performed in several bands, and, with his twin brother, Art, started a production company. They called it Dem Twinzz Productions.

"He loved music. It really was his life," said his other brother, Shaun. "Then he developed an interest in computers and that paid his bills."

Powell's mother, Catherine, said her twin sons began playing the drums at the age of 2. He later was trained classically on the string bass, she said. The twins, who were inseparable as children, eventually took jobs at the same firm, BTG Inc.

"Every time you saw one of them, the other wouldn't be far behind," she said. "That's what I'll miss the most. When I see Art, I'll always be looking for Scott."

Scott Powell, of Silver Spring, Md., was working as a civilian contractor for BTG in the Pentagon and was in his office when an airplane crashed through the wall, killing him. He was the only person in his office to die, Shaun Powell said. Art was in Europe at the time of the incident.

"Everybody escaped from the office but him. That's really hard for me to accept," Shaun Powell said. "Why him? I try not to think about it too much, because otherwise it will drive me crazy."

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Still holding Art and his family members in my prayers. After these 20 years that have passed, I keep you in my memories with love. Missing my beloved student. Dr. Elaine B. Todd

Twenty years go by and I still remembered like it was a week ago you and I were chatting at work. I remember the story about how you were on vacation and the exercise class outside your window happened to be playing a tune you wrote and how that was a fun coincidence. We will chat again one day.

In Memory
With Honor & Respect.

Praying for Scott's friends and family today. It is evident that the world lost a talented, smart young man that horrible day. We will never forget. Much love from Texas,

I've chosen you at random to write rest in peace for all the victims of September 11 2001.

To the Family & Friends of Scott,

I am so sorry for the loss of such a special person in your life!

As we reflect on our own lives we often wonder, why bad things happen to good people.

You can find comfort in knowing that pain & sorrow were never Gods intended plan for families.

He will not forget Our Dear Loved Ones and will restore peace & unity to mankind.

Psalms 37: 10 & 11

Kind Regards,

We're distant cousins. My great granfather was a Powell. I look forward to meeting both of you on the other side. Until then, my prayers will be with your twin - Art, your mom and family.

God bless you Scott.

I think of you and Edmond often. I will not forget your sacrifice. Your family is in my prayers and have my deepest sympathy.