Edward A. Powers, 77, plant manager at Colonial Metals, youth hockey coach, Civil War buff

By on August 3, 2016

Edward A. Powers, 77, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully July 28, 2016 with his family beside him.

Born in Chicopee, Mass., on March 6, 1939, he was the son of the late Edward P. Powers and Edith S. Powers (Mackechnie) of Wilbraham.

Edward worked for Bay State Refining in Chicopee Falls, Mass., then Colonial Metals in York, as plant manager.

Edward was a graduate of Ludlow High School and the University of Miami. He and his wife Katherine were residents of Hampden, Mass., where they spent 25 years restoring a 200-year-old farmhouse. Edward coached youth hockey for the town of Hampden for many years. He was an avid train hobbyist, and loved Civil War history.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Katherine Powers (Talbot); and his three children: Daryle Powers of Charlotte, N.C.; Kelly Powers of Northampton, Mass.; Seth Powers, husband of Kathy, of Albany, N.Y.; nephew: Edward Wikar of Sinking Spring; niece: Holly Francia-Kiss of Newport, R.I.; and grandson: Clayton Powers.

Edward was predeceased by his sister: Maureen Mackechnie of Wilbraham, Mass.

There are no memorial services planned at this time.

To leave an online condolence, visit CremationLancasterPA.com. Cremation Services of Lancaster was entrusted with the arrangements.

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