Alfred Thomas Powell

May 4, 1942 - November 5, 2020 Coatesville, PA | Age 78

Alfred Thomas Powell, age 78 of the Unionville area, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was the loving and devoted husband of 53 years to Christina Filomena (Fazio) Powell. Born on May 4, 1942 in West Chester, he was the son of the late Alfred Hunter Powell and Dorothy (Hironimus-Powell) Bolin.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his three daughters, Tina Carroll and husband Harry Luff of Downingtown, Stephanie Swarbrick and husband Paul of Downingtown, and Julia Powell and husband Patrick Doody of Garnet Valley; and grandchildren, Larry Carroll, Mena Carroll, Colin Swarbrick, Sydney Swarbrick, Ellie Doody, and Nate Doody.

In his youth, Tom was an avid athlete and one of his proudest accomplishments was playing in the 1953 Williamsport Little League World Series. His athletic excellence continued at Unionville High School where he was a multi-sport athlete before graduating in the class of 1960. He continued his education at Goldey-Beacom College before serving his country in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Kennett Square where he worked in the mushroom industry until his retirement.

In 1967 Tom met and married the love of his life Christina and they settled in the Unionville area. While raising their three daughters he shared his love of sports by coaching them in URA basketball and umpiring their URA softball games. This love was even more apparent when attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. In addition to sports, Tom had many hobbies that included collecting baseball cards, cooking, playing cards, golfing, darts, dancing, hunting, and photography.

In his happiest moments he could be found spending summers in Rehoboth Beach with the family, travelling the United States and Caribbean with Christina, going to the movies, volunteering at Jennersville Hospital and any form of observing nature. Most of all, he will be remembered for his infectious laugh, amazing sense of humor and being the most kind and gentle man to everyone he met.

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at St. Malachi Roman Catholic Church, 76 St. Malachi Road, Cochranville, PA 19330 where guests will be received at 10:00 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or the Helen Graham Cancer Center of Newark DE. His interment will be private. Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

Services

Memorial Mass

November 12, 2020 11:00 AM St. Malachi Roman Catholic Church
76 St. Malachi Road
Cochranville, PA 19330

Guestbook

  1. Chris, my future bus trips won’t be the same without “Bob” (Tom). You were both such a joy on our trip and I hoped to do more. I just don’t know whose lap I will land on next. Your memories and the love of family and friends will get you through this trying time. God Bless you.

    Dian Steffy | November 16, 2020 at 11:47 AM
  2. Chris & family, I was sad to hear of Tommy’s passing. My prayers go out to you.
    The two of you were a great couple. I will think of you in the coming days, take care.

    Pat Reiter | November 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM
  3. Christine, Ken and I are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We have so many good memories of time spent with you and Tom. We send our love to you and your family in this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Ken and Laura Riale | November 10, 2020 at 5:06 PM
  4. You will always be missed as a dear friend and classmate of the Unionville HS Class of ‘60. Rest In Peace.

    Ray McKay | November 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM
  5. Dear Chris and family, Very sorry for your loss. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to you and family.
    Your KHS classmate,
    John and Clémence Palcso
    Denver Colorado

    John Palcso | November 10, 2020 at 11:27 AM
  6. Dear Powell family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May your love and memories help to carry you through this most difficult time.
    Meg Miner

    Meg Miner | November 9, 2020 at 7:12 PM
  7. Dear Christina, I was so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. He was such a great guy and fun to be with. I will always remember the good times we had on our trip out west for 19 days being together. With deepest sympathy, Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | November 9, 2020 at 8:14 AM
  8. Such a wonderful, gentle man!!! He will be sorely missed. All our love and prayers to the family. The Masons

    Lori Mason | November 8, 2020 at 2:57 PM
  9. Powell Family-
    Deepest sympathy for your loss. We have not seen the family in many years. My Mother (Gladys) and Tommy’s Mother (what we called him) were sisters. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

    Alfred “Chip” & Beth Thomas

    Chip Thomas | November 8, 2020 at 2:22 PM
  10. We will miss you Uncle Tom RIP. You will be missed by all that know you. Love Brian

    Brian Wilson | November 8, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  11. Dear Chris and family,

    Pete & I are so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Although we have not been in contact, I think of you & Tommy often. We were just talking about old times the other night & your names came up. Tommy was a good guy & you made a great couple. Remember all the good times you had together & the love he had for you & his family. He will be surely missed by family & friends but he will always be in your hearts.

    God bless you & may the peace of the Lord be with you.

    Sincerely,
    Eileen & Pete

    We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Eileen & Pete Dinon | November 8, 2020 at 12:23 PM
  12. Rest in peace, Tom. Your Unionville classmates miss you.
    ~Kathie

    Katherine Mack | November 8, 2020 at 12:18 PM
  13. So sorry to see this Christina. We have such fond memories of the laughs we shared in Fort Myers Beach

    Glenn and Mel | November 8, 2020 at 11:38 AM

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