Richard A. Powell “a proud Marine and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Richard A. “Rich” Powell, 90, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Kimberton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, after a long illness.
Born on Tuesday, May 20, 1930, in Kenilworth, he was a son of William E. and Marguerite Yetter Powell. On June 22, 1973 in Broomall, he married Miriam M. “Mim” Oldham, who passed away on December 31, 2017, three years to the day of Rich’s passing.
Rich graduated from NORCO High School in North Coventry Township. He honorably served in the US Marine Corps from 1950 to 1953, where he was a drill instructor and small arms instructor on Paris Island.
He was employed as a carpenter for his entire working life. Rich and his wife moved to Shinglehouse in 1977 where together they built their home.
He was a member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 where he had served with their honor guard. Rich was an avid hunter, both in archery and gun season. Rich and Mim had organic raised bed gardens. He enjoyed snowmobiling.
Surviving are a son, Richard A. “Rick” Powell of Covington; a daughter, Penny Powell of McEwensville; two step-children, George “Larry” (Cathy) Miksit of Bristolville, Ohio and Karen M. Gauna of Woods Cross, Utah; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Rich was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
In keeping with Rich’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A celebration of Rich’s and Mim’s lives will be held on date and time to be announced.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Rich’s name may be made to any organization that supports US military veterans.
Rich’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Rich, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.