Patrick L. Powell, age 83, of River Forest; loving father of Tom (Frances), Nancy (Marsha), Jim (Patti), Bill and the late Michael; cherished grandfather of Quinn, Connor, Brandon and Dylan; dear brother of Jacque (Woody) Flora, the late William Powell and the late Jeanne (the late Lattie) Brown; fond uncle of many. Patrick was an accomplished mechanical engineer at Stewart Warner of Chicago for over 30 years. He had over 20 patents and during his retirement ran a successful marine restoration business. Visitation Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park, where Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the National Parkinson's Foundation or American Cancer Society are appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-383-3191 or
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012.
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What wonderful memories we had at Woodrow Wilson Hi in Portsmouth Va. Pat was the best friend. Our prayers will be for your confort durning this time. David Whitener
David Whitener
October 2, 2013
I hope you will be comforted by the memories you made this past year with your dad. We at Belmont were enriched by seeing the love and devotion you showed your dad.
Rachel Steinmetz
Rachel Steinmetz
October 25, 2012
So sorry to hear about Pat's passing. He has helped us out many times over the years with classic boat gauge restoration and was a pleasure to know and work with.
Mitch LaPointe
October 25, 2012
Pat did some gauges for me. He was always a pleasure to work with. Condolences to the family.
Scott Reichardt
October 24, 2012
Although Pat and I never met in person, he did several gauge restorations for me over the years. His work was terrific and he was a pleasure to deal with on the telephone. He will be missed.

Brian Gagnon
October 24, 2012
I pray that the fond memories that you have of your father will carry you through your grief to a place of peace.
With Sincerest Condolences,
Kim Giampa-Hansen
October 23, 2012
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Pat is now with joined with everyone up in heaven...he will be greatly missed.

Alan & Linda Enzbigilis (Szczepanski)
Linda Enzbigilis
October 23, 2012
Patrick was a great person. We worked with him many years at S-W in the Engineering Dept. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family. Rich & Carla Petersen
October 23, 2012