2005-06-09 / Obituaries

Milton James Powers

Milton James Powers, age 83, died at his home Sunday, May 30, 2005. Husband of Susan (Boyle) Zschau Powers of Brewster MA and the late Margaret Nelson Powers.

Born and raised in NY, Powers resided in Peekskill and Garrison most of his life and retired to Brewster MA. Milton worked for Peekskill Ford as a bookkeeper prior to founding Milton J. Powers Inc., Insurance and Real Estate in Garrison.

He served in the US Army in North Africa and Italy with the 55th MP Company. He was active and devoted to his community, serving as a member of the Garrison School Board, Garrison Volunteer Fire Co., Philipstown Republican Committee, Town of Philipstown Assessor, Town of Philipstown Councilman, member of St. Phillips Church on the Hudson in Garrison NY, Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans MA, volunteer at the NOAH Shelter in Hyannis MA, Elder Services of Cape Cod, Orleans MA, Coffee Club, Orleans Yacht Club and the Sea Pines Board of Directors.

Powers had a love for music and theatre and was a member of the Hand to-Mouth Players in Garrison, The Camerata Chorale in Poughkeepsie, and The Chatham Chorale in Orleans MA. His beautiful and clear voice could be heard at numerous weddings and the West Point Chapel in NY.

Milton James Powers is survived by his wife, son Jeffrey Powers of Orleans MA, daughter, Patti Powers Delaney of Holiday Fla., four stepsons, Jamie Zschau of Kingston MA, Doug Zschau of Rockport MA, Chris Zschau of Moretown VT, and Kurt Zschau of Danville VT. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Juliet Powers of Fishkill, Ben Powers of Armenia, NY, and Jason Delaney of Garrison, and six step grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in St. Philips Church, 1101 Route 9D in Garrison on Saturday, June 11 at 1pm. Burial will follow at at St. Philips in Garrison.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Philips Church, PO Box 158, Garrison NY 10524.

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