Arthur James Powell, 87, of Altoona, FL passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born in Mine Hill, NJ. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Umatilla, FL. He was a member of the VFW Post 0007, a member of the American Legion Post 0021, a member and a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #72 in Williston, VT, Past Worthy Patron Order of Eastern Star, Past State Dad of the Order of Demolay, and a member of the Korean Veterans Post 169.
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While living in New Jersey, Art was a volunteer fireman and Past Chief of the Mine Hill Fire Department. After moving to Vermont, Art remained very active in Emergency Medical Services acting as an EMT and President of Fairfax Rescue Squad. Art was an active outdoorsman, loved spending time in the woods hunting, fishing, and camping and passed that love onto his children and grandchildren. In Florida he was very active in Veteran’s groups, especially KWVA Post #169.
He is survived by his partner: Judy Stemen; daughter: Nancy (Jack) O’Brien; daughter: Barbara (Craig) Collins; daughter: Janet (Steven) Noyes; son: David (Judy) Powell; daughter: Linda Lee; niece: Jane Smith; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Joyce G. Powell; and his sister: Margaret Smith.