J. Scott Powell ’82
J. Scott Powell of Buxton, Maine passed away suddenly Thursday, May 19, 2016, while working on the ship S.S. Alpena in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was 57.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Scott’s early years were spent with his mother, Patricia Powell, in Moorestown and later went to live with his father in Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Avon Grove High School in Kimblesville, Pa.
Scott later graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1982 with a degree in Nautical Science and continued his education at Southern Maine Community College, where he participated in an accelerated Marine engineering program.
His career as a merchant seaman took him all over the world, but the place he most wanted to be was in Maine with his family. Scott’s greatest joy was being with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, mowing his lawn and any other activity that took him outside.
J. Scott Powell is survived by his wife, Tammy L. Powell; a daughter, Gabrielle E. Powell; and a son, Wyatt R. Powell; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His father and step mother reside in Florida.
Friends and relatives may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation, 13 Portland Rd, Buxton (Bar Mills), Maine, where the service will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory, please consider The Scarborough Fish and Game Association, P.O. Box 952, Scarborough, ME 04070. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation, Buxton, Maine.