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James Joseph Powers, Jr.

James Joseph Powers, Jr., 79, of Forty-Fort, passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2022 while vacationing on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Born in Kingston on June 23, 1943, he was the son of the late James Joseph Powers, Sr. and Helen Kaschenbach Powers.


Jim was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and the University of Scranton.


Jim had deep faith and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Financial Council as well as the Social Concerns Committee.


He was an avid collector of classic cars. Jim was treasurer of NEPR Antique Car Club of America, he especially loved Corvettes and was awaiting the arrival of his newest Corvette.


Jim was on the Advisory Board of Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center. He was an incorporator of Landmark Community Bank, and was a past board member of First National Community Bank and Pittston Chamber of Commerce.


Jim, along with his brothers, owned and was Vice President of A.S. Powers and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Pittston until his retirement.


In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Powers and his brothers, Brian and Kevin and Neil Powers.


Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Dottie) Wiliszewski Powers; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Powers West Pittston; Anne Powers, West Pittston; Rita Stepanski, Jenkins Township; brother-in-law, George Wiliszewski and his wife Catherine, Old Bridge, NJ; numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren and special friends.


The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5-7PM at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street Pittston and Friday, September 30, 2022, from 9-10AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10AM, celebrated by his Pastor, Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Memorial donations may be made to the Social Concerns Committee at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville or Meals on Wheels, 59 S. Main Street, Pittston.


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