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Thomas Powell of Grand Lake Colorado Died at St. Anthony Hospital on Wednesday November 14,2012 from a short illness at the age of 49. Tom was born in Portsmouth VA on November 1, 1963 to Ronald and Pauline Powell. Tom married Theresa Hartz on July 2,1983 in Washingtonville, NY.
Tom attended Washingtonville High school and Orange Ulster Vocational Center for cooking and graduated with the class of 1982 and then attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Ny for 1 year. He worked for the Washingtonville Central School District until moving to Grand Lake Colorado in 1997 where he operated Blackwater Building Supplies, He then went to work for the Town of Grand Lake where he worked until the time of his passing. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and cooking. Tom was also an honorary member of the Monell Engine Company in Washingtonville, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years Theresa Hartz Powell, his sons Thomas J (TJ) Powell of Middletown NY, Ryan James Powell of Grand Lake Colorado, His Mother Pauline Doherty and Stepfather John of Middletown NY, His brother Ronald Eugene Powell and his wife Gabi and there daughter Alex of New York NY, His stepsister Peg Johnson her husband Dutch there daughters Kelley and Courtney of Pennsylvania PA. Tom was preceded in death by his stepfather John Dowd and Nephew John Johnson.
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Grand County Mortuary
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 2:00pm, Grand County Mortuary
Tom and I went thru school all the way from elementary thru High school never really getting to one another. Not until after graduation a friends 18th birthday he pulled up in my parents driveway I was wondering who invited him to come out with us. We all went out and we got talking he took me home that night and he only had 1st and reverse in his car the others went out that night. We were married a year after High School and have been together ever since it 29 years in July we were only given a year because we were so young we proved everyone wrong. We had our moments but would not change it for the world 2 great boys from it. He will truly be missed and never replaced. I Love you Tom and will miss you now and always. Love your wife Theresa
Anonymous Nov 29 2012 12:00 AM
Tom always had a smile,he has brought a lot of memories. He is an Angel always. God Bless you Tom,rest in peace xxxooooo
Cathy and Kyrissa Nov 18 2012 12:00 AM
Tommy was a great guy. Lots of fun and never a bad word about anyone else. He'll be missed. Will keep him in our prayers.
Henry Ponti, Monell Engine Co. Nov 16 2012 12:00 AM
"Perhaps those are not just stars, but instead openings in Heaven where the love our lost ones pours through and shines down on us to let us know they are okay and happy." Theresa,I hate when a friend is going through the pain of losing a close loved one and not being able to do anything about it. Please know my thoughts are with you and should you ever need a shoulder I am here for you.
Soni Nov 16 2012 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Officers and Members of Monell Engine Company I would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences. Tom was a big part of the fire department during his tenure with us, always willing to unselfishly help when needed and to help better the department in it's goals and aspirations. We will sorely miss Tom's big smile and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dennis Geyer Nov 16 2012 12:00 AM
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom will be greatly missed by all whose life he touched. Always with a smile on his face and humor in his words. A man filled with wisdom,kindness and love. Tom you will live forever in our memories. Theresa,TJ and Ryan I feel your pain and mourn your loss,may God be with you giving you comfort and strength during this time. With all our love, Trish,Leo,Kevin,Tara & Little Richie
Trish Hartz Nov 15 2012 12:00 AM