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Maurice Powers

September 28, 1935 — November 18, 2022

Maurice Emmett Powers, age 87 of McKean, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at LECOM Senior Living.

Mr. Powers was born in Fairview, PA on September 28, 1935, the eldest son of the late Kenneth & Arlene Fairchild Powers.

He was a 1953 graduate of Fairview High School. He served in the Marine Corp Reserves and US Army as a driver.

He worked for Fairview Evergreen Nursery. Learned cabinet making in Erie. He then started his own remodeling/construction business, Powers & Boyce Construction. Later went to work for Dave Freeze Construction, building and working on several rides at Waldameer Park for many years. He enjoyed ice and roller skating along with hunting and farming. He also enjoyed square dancing with his wife Helen.

In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by his brother Cecil and his sister Shirley Taylor and a infant daughter.

Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Helen Powers, and his children: Tammy S. Garofalo of Erie; Timothy (Carol) Powers of Florida; Tina (Claten) Corbett of South Carolina; and Todd A. Powers of Cambridge Springs; and grandchildren: Ryan D. (Sherry) Garofalo of Edinboro; Trent Powers of Florida; Paul S. (Monica) Garofalo II of Arizona; Mandy Corbett of Georgia; and Garrett (Alicia) Corbett of South Carolina; and great grandsons: Connor & Sebastian and great granddaughter arriving soon. Several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St. E, Girard on Wednesday from 11am until the time of service at 1pm. Burial to follow in Erie Country Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors.

Memorials may be made to Ft. LeBoeuf American Legion Post 285 120 W 4th St, Waterford, PA 16441.

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