December 21, 1932 - September 22, 2022
Wilfred W. Powers passed away at home on September 22, 2022. Born in Hamilton Township on December 21, 1932, he was a lifelong resident until 2002 when he and his wife Jean retired to Village Grand at Crosswicks Creek in Bordentown Township. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School West and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict stationed in Germany. He was discharged in 1955 as a corporal, first class. Bill was a plumber with Local 9. He worked for the Fisher Guide Plant in Ewing Township as a plumber/steamfitter until his retirement 1993.
He was an avid motorcyclist learning to ride before he could drive a car. He belonged to the AMA and the Garden State Motorcycle Club until it dissolved. He and his longtime friend George Z. Miller who passed away 2016 restored several antique Harley Davidson motorcycles which won many awards for originality at motorcycle shows. Bill later toured the USAC, sprint car, and WOW circuits in the Midwest and Pennsylvania tracks with his father and his son Ken.
Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Hancock and Wilfred S. Powers; and brother Charles Powers; he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean (Galager) Powers; his children, Kenneth Powers of FL, Kristine (Mark) Prekop, Daniel (Christine) Powers, and David P. Powers all of Hamilton; grandchildren, Dean, Danielle, Morgan and Shane Powers, Travis Prekop, Allyson Prekop and fiancé James Locklear, Stephanie and Nicolas Kocsis; great grandchildren, Nathan and Noelle Kocsis; sisters, Betty Horan, Doris Powers and Noreen Powers (Thomas) Armenti all of Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Margaret Galager Bowers of WA, Joan Galager (Lloyd) Brower of FL, and Patricia Flynn Galager of Hamilton, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.
Burial with honors will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. SHARP, at
Brig. General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562.
A special thanks to his nurse Kelly Jackson and his aide Treena Coccozza who took compassionate care during his stay in hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Serenity Hospice Care, 56 Georgetown Road Bordentown NJ 08505 or any charity of the donor’s choice.
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