Timothy B. Powell, 69, of Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Paramount Senior Living in Cranberry.
Born September 10, 1947, Tim was the son of Robert W. and Helen Bauder Powell of Ellwood City. He was married for 46 years to Pamela Sewall Powell as they were married February 20, 1971. His parents and wife survive.
Tim graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965 and furthered his education at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received his teaching certification. He then returned to Lincoln High School where he taught English for 35 years. In addition to being a school teacher, Tim was a Certified NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor. He was a successful target shooter winning many local and state awards. While teaching at Lincoln in the early 1970’s, he and a colleague started the Rifle Team. In its second year, they won the PA State Championship. Tim also developed and ran the “Buck Pool” for over 20 years at the high school. He was a life member of the Wampum Rod and Gun Club, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Tim was an avid sportsman. He loved hunting for deer and turkey and especially enjoyed archery hunting. Being in the outdoors was his passion. He not only treasured his time in the woods hunting, but also enjoyed running, bicycling, skiing (especially cross country), snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and kayaking as well as riding his motorcycles. Tim ran in the Ellwood City 10K for many years and also in Pittsburgh for the Marathon and the Great Race. He also competed and won awards in various bike races and triathlons. During the first 2 years of the Ellwood Arts, Crafts and Foods Festival, Tim organized and sponsored the Bicycle Race using Pittsburgh Circle as the race route.
Tim also loved spending time at his camp in Chautauqua County, New York. When he wasn’t hunting there, he enjoyed planting fruit and nut trees, pines, and food plots for wildlife. While in New York, Tim also helped on a tree farm with pruning and grafting experimental nut trees.
In addition to his parents, Bob and Helen, and his wife, Pam, survivors include: a daughter, Tiffany A. Powell (Michael Horanski); son, Robert O. Powell (Abigail); sister, Susan (Terry) Campbell; brother, Zachary (Jacki) Powell; and three grandchildren, Preston and Evan Powell and Aidan Horanski.
Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Hilda Bauder and William and Catherine Powell.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 2 pm until the time of the memorial service at 5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor James O’Hara of the Castlewood Alliance Church will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to either the NRA, Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600 Doylestown, PA 18901, or the Castlewood Alliance Church.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
He was one of the best teacher I have ever had. He was also a very sweet man. He will be missed by many and loved by more.
My deepest sympathies to the family. He will be sadly missed.
Have pleasant memories of Tim in high school. Just a note to express my sympathy for the family’s loss.
He will be missed by all of us at paramount. He was a favorite of mine and Danielle. Pamela take vare of yourself. Make sure your eating anf taking care of yourself. We will miss seeing you around.
So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family.
It was very upsetting to come across this today while browsing online. Sending prayers up *&* condolences to Mr. Powell’s family *&* closest friends. What an an absolutely amazing man he was. I know he touched many people’s hearts *&* will be greatly missed. Shamefully as a young teen i wasn’t big on school but because of that very reason I was able to have this man as my teacher more than once. Though I made the mistakes of not applying myself then, Mr. Powell still showed very much respect, kindness *&* consideration toward me just as he did all others *&* he never gave up on trying to help get me through! Definitely 1 of my more favorable classes in school *&* it was because i had him teaching *&* patiently guiding me forward. One of the greatest teachers of Lincoln High School! I hope its still not to late to say “Thank You” *&* May you Rest in Peace Mr. Powell
Nancy and I were so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. Nancy and I were in PA in late April, and I (Bob) had a chance to visit Tim. I have so many special memories of Tim. Our times of teaching together, running, biking and treks to the woods. You all are in our prayers and thoughts. We are so sorry that we can’t be there with you.
Bob and Nancy Galvin
So very sad to hear about Tim’s passing. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you, Pam, and your family.
So very, very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing…. My thoughts & prayers are with the Powell family…
Rest in peace Tim. You were a good friend. We rode many miles on the bicycle together, until we ride together again my friend.
Our condolences to the family of Mr. Powell. Prayers for comfort and strength to you all.
Brenda, Chuck, and Diane our heart is breaking with yours cause we feel your loss. We know that God is going to give you strength and guidance through this time. We continue to pray for all of you.
Sincere sympathy to the whole Powell family, may God keep you in His care now and in the days ahead and may your precious memories comfort you…Rhonda Norman
Uncle Bob, Aunt Helen, and the entire Powell Family, we were sad to hear of the passing of cousin Tim. We know the loss is difficult and you have our greatest sympathy in this time. Take stock in the good times and memories that Tim blessed you with. Sorry we could not be there to visit with you all, but our hearts are with you.
Bob and Ruth Cooper
My sincere condolences to the family.Tim was a great person to know thoughout the years.My property was next to his in Chautauqua County.Tim was a great hunter and enjoyed the outdoors very much.I enjoyed talking about deer hunting with him and you always could learn something from Tim.He had a good heart and really cared about people.My Father had been ill for a couple of years and Tim would stop over to his house to visit him when see if he needed help.
from: Preston Powell his grandson.
Sorry, this is late. I remember you and you were the best grandfather ever. And I remember all the times I was with you and helping you with, planting plants. And I loved when you brought me up to your room to see all the animals you hunted. And I loved looking at pictures of you riding your motorcycle and hunting and I remember you telling me when you were hunting and there was a bear under your tree stand and you didn’t even flinch. You’re the best grandfather ever and I miss you and I love you..