Robert J. Powers

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SELKIRK Robert Joseph Powers, 83, graduated and went home with the Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2005. He had been recently hospitalized at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Mr. Powers was born on September 11, 1922 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and spent his early youth living in Vergennes, Vt. He was the son of the late John Edward Powers and Agnes Lashwa Sansone. Bob entered the United States Army in 1943, serving a tour in India until his honorable discharge in 1946. He worked as a brakeman for the New York Central Railroad, later ConRail, and retired in 1983 after 42 years of dedicated service. Mr. Powers spent many years as a volunteer fireman for the Selkirk Fire Department #1. He taught a Bible study for a number of years, opening his own home to many people seeking the Word of God. In his later years, he gained immense enjoyment contributing weather data to the CBS6 WeatherNet weather spotter project. He also had the company, love and enjoyment of his 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren over the past 40 years. His loving manner and gentle ways will be missed. Mr. Powers is survived by his loving wife of 62 years and best friends, Alice R. Turner Powers of Selkirk and their four children and spouses, Alice and Frank Korzatkowski of Selkirk, Marianne and Robert Powers of Earlton, Kathleen and John Pelletier of Selkirk and Joan and Eddie Smith of Auburn, Mass. His sisters, Beulah Watrous and Betty Day, and brother, Jim Powers, also survive him. Mr. Powers was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Dunn, Catherine Dingman and brother, John Lashwa. All services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family has requested no flowers please; however, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 246, Selkirk, NY 12158.

Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 1, 2006