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Robert P. Powers

March 4, 1930 January 25, 2019
Robert P. Powers
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Obituary for Robert P. Powers

Robert P. Powers, age 88 years, died Friday, January 25, 2019, at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman NJ. He has lived in the Hunterdon and Somerset County areas since 1973.

Born March 4, 1930 in Rahway NJ, Bob was the son of the late John J. and Helen C. (Greiner) Powers. He graduated from Seton Hall University and worked for more than 35 years for Hess Oil as a Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman, Leon Hess. While working for Hess, he and his late wife, Frances, traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting many exotic lands in their trips.

Bob was a member of the US Army National Guard, as well as at St. Magdalen Church in Flemington. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. James Church earlier when residing in Woodbridge, NJ. After retirement, Bob and Frances traveled throughout Europe and Florida and he enjoyed the casinos, taking in a favorite card game or slots.

Bob was a HUGE NY Yankees and NY Jets fan and loved to take in a game with friends and family. He loved to dance with his wife at any chance they could get, as well as to sing, showcasing his gorgeous tenor voice at weddings and other social functions. He was a former member of the Hunterdon Harmonizers and became actively involved in the Stonebridge Singers while living in Montgomery.

Most of all, Bob loved to make people laugh. His infectious sense of humor and unique wit made him an instant hit with anyone he met. Whether it was playing his favorite game of pinochle or enjoying some music, spending time with his family and friends was the most important part of Bob’s incredible life.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, John “Jack” Powers, his sister, Geraldine Warren, and his wife, Frances in 2007. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John Robert and Joan Powers, his daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn Ann Powers and Matteo Giordano, III, and Lori Jane and Steven Pasternack all of Hillsborough NJ, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 105 Summer Road, Three Bridges NJ. Entombment will follow in St. Magdalen Mausoleum in Flemington NJ. Calling hours will be on Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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4:00 PM 1/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/28/2019 7:00:00 PM
Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home

147 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home
147 Main Street Flemington 08822 NJ
United States





11:00 AM 1/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church

105 Summer Road
Three Bridges, NJ 08887

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church
105 Summer Road Three Bridges 08887 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Magdalen Mausoleum Final Resting Place

North Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

North Main Street Flemington 08822 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave.
Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 08053

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