Dale L. “APEMAN” Powers, 70, of Blanchard, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Born on February 21, 1950, in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late William R. and Norma G (Marshall) Powers, Jr. On February 3, 1968, in Blanchard, he married the LOVE of his Life Trudy A. Toner who survives at home.
Dale was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He was of the Christian faith. He worked for Cerro Copper and Brass Company in Bellefonte, retiring in 2005 after 36 years of service.
Dale's focus in life was his family, his friends, and music. He played music in several local bands over the years, starting when he was in high school. He was a talented musician and had the ability to play many different instruments along with singing, but the guitar was his passion. He loved teaching others how to play instruments. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was always the life of the party & always tried to make sure everyone else had a good time.
Dale enjoyed watching football on TV and all western movies, especially Gun Smoke. He liked being outdoors and playing with his grandchildren & any other little ones that were around.
Dale is survived by his wife, Trudy; three daughters: Christina L. Johnston and her husband, Jerry, of Beech Creek, Angela K. Rhine and her husband, Shane, of Mill Hall, and Adele L. Powers of Blanchard; one brother, William R. Powers and his wife, Jeanie, of Monument and one sister, Genevieve “Jean” Hanley of Monument & many neices & nephews.
He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Jermy Johnston, Bradley Johnston, Hunter Phillips, Brady Thomas, Harry Rhine III, Ashton Rhine, Jr. and Brianna Rhine and two great-grandchildren: Kadence Johnston and Scottlyn Thomas. Dale was very excited to learn there was another great-grandson on the way.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 10-11am at the Blanchard Church of Christ Church with a funeral service to follow at 11am with Pastor Russel Moldovan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lock Haven Dialysis Center, 257 S Hanna St, Lock Haven, PA 17745
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 135 Main St. Howard. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.kader-neff.com.
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