The Very Rev. Fred Powers Passes Away

The Very Rev. Fred Powers Passes Away

The Very. Rev. Fred Powers, once a Rector for St. Paul's, Sacramento, former Archdeacon of our diocese and founder of Episcopal Community Services for Northern California, passed away on July 16, 2011 at the age of 84. His obituary below is partially reprinted from The Scituate Mariner, and can be found online by clicking here.

by Joan Powers

The Very Rev. Frederick Forrest Powers, Jr. 84 of Scituate, MA died on July
16th surrounded by his loving family. He was a retired Episcopal priest and World War
II veteran.

Frederick was born in Arlington, MA. To the late Frederick and late Mildred Powers.
Beloved husband for 55 years to Joan Maxwell (Barker) Powers. He is survived by his
daughters Mary Jeffers and her husband Steve of Clemson, SC, Angela Gasparri of
Cranston, RI, Sharon Powers of Mckinleyville, CA, Laura Cardosa and her husband
Buddy of Riverside, RI; and Victoria Powers of Carmichael, CA. He is survived by 17
grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Brother of the late Fr. Alden Powers who
leaves a wife Nancy Powers of Dorchester, MA. Brother-in-law of Jean & Nick Catsakis
of Florida, Dorothy & Fleming Boye of Denmark and Kay & Charles Kingsbury of MA. He
also leaves several nieces and nephews. Also his close friend, Herbert Jackson and his
wife Barbara of Cotuit , MA.

Frederick grew up in Squatum MA. and graduated from N. Quincy High School in 1945.
Joined the US Navy and was a radar operator on a DD - 716 USS Wiltsie. He graduated
from Harvard University in 1950. Went in to seminary from St. John’s Church, Hingham,
MA, got a M. Divinity from Episcopal Seminary, Nashotah, WI. In 1955, a M. Ed. At
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA., S.T.M. at Philadelphia, PA., M.B.A. at Temple
University, and a Dr. Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. Clinical training at
Bellevue Hospital, N.Y.C., Byberry State, Philadelphia,, University of PA Medical Center,
Philadelphia, Program Management & Labor Relations University of CA , Davis, CA.

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2 comments (Add your own)

1. marvin bowers wrote:
Dear Joan and Family,

Fr Powers had a profound and lasting impact on me and on the founding of North County Community Services in Sonoma County in the Diocese of Northern California. The ministry continues to serve those in need of housing and other forms of basic assistance to this day and it would never have gotten of the ground without Fred.

Marvin Bowers

Thu, August 11, 2011 @ 6:47 PM

2. Nancy Fordham Cox wrote:
Rev. Powers and your whole family made a lasting impression on my life since I attended St. Giles as a teenager. I will remember him always.
Nancy (Fordham)Cox
Lagos, Nigeria

Wed, July 18, 2012 @ 6:58 PM

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