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Albert G. Powell

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Service: 2:00pm Tue. July 10th, 2018
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

POWELL, Albert G., 87, passed away July 4, 2018 surrounded by his family and close friends, Shonil and Faranza Datta. Pharmacist, business owner, friend to many and most importantly devoted and loving son, brother, uncle, grandfather, father and husband. Albert was a joy to be around. His smile, kind words and many thoughtful deeds will be remembered by all who knew him. Born in Springfield in 1930, Albert was the proud son of Eugenia Pasquini and Sylvester Powell, who immigrated from Italy to the United States as young adults, settled in Springfield, to work and raise their family. The youngest of ten, Albert treasured his sisters Nellie Blaine (Frank), Blanche Aldrich (Bill), Helen Patton (Bob), Lena Bell (Phil) and Maggie Myers (Daniel) and his brothers Elmer, Sylvester, Richard, and John who all preceded him in death. He is survived by the love of his life for 57 years, Barbara (Winget) and his son David (Jenny), daughter Amy (Casey) Skapik and the pride of his life, his three grandchildren: Albert Powell, Emily (Dan) Karwisch and Molly Skapik. Albert loved people. A buckeye to the end, Albert was a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. He proudly served in the United States Army. He began his pharmacy career with the former Schmidt’s Drugs and started the second location in Northridge, which he eventually purchased. He took great joy helping his customers for more than 35 years as the owner and pharmacist at Northridge Pharmacy, and along with Barb as owners of Amy’s Hallmark. He treasured his many lifelong friends in the community and took great pleasure in helping with the Lions Club and other activities. He loved all things Italian and was proud of his heritage. He loved technology, travel, hot weather, current events, Ohio State football and Cincinnati Reds baseball, and was an avid reader, but most of all he loved being with his family more than anything. Albert will be remembered at a simple service on Tuesday, July 10th at 2:00 PM in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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In the late 1970's, Mr. Powell was one of the parents involved with a fundraiser for the Springfield North High Panther Marching Band. One of the prizes for top sellers was a AM/FM radio. Mr. Powell made sure I received my prize. With sincere condolences to the family. Mr Powell truly was a scholar and a gentleman.

- Mary Ann (Koehler) Snyder, Tuesday July 24th, 2018

So sorry. Really liked your dad and my thoughts and prayers to you Amy and all your family.

- Mark Hicks, Thursday July 12th, 2018

Al was a memory in my younger years growing up in Springfield . I met Al through my friendship with Jim Patsiavos and his drug store . He was one kind person with a warm smile to greet you with ! There was an Italian connection in the community that we all seemed to share in . Rest in peace Al ! You will surely be missed .

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Tuesday July 10th, 2018

I worked at Amy's and just a couple of times at the Northridge Pharmacy with Al. One thing you can always say about him was that his eyes twinkled when he smiled. So happy my sister came up from Cincinnati and I were able to pay our respects to this wonderful family. Al and Barb were the best employers. One of many fond memories of Al was when Amy's would have their Christmas Open House and before the store opened Blue Christmas by Elvis would come on and Al would start dancing down the aisle with the biggest smile. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers with the Powell family during this very difficult time.

- Jennifer Rotterman, Tuesday July 10th, 2018

I haven't read any of the other condolence messages yet but when I do, I'll bet the one word that will be common to all is "kind". He was always wearing a smile and always ready to engage you in a conversation that was positive and friendly. I'm sure his family and close friends will miss him forever. I cherish my memories of him at both the pharmacy and the Hallmark store.

- Jeanne Wikoff, Tuesday July 10th, 2018

As my sister Cindy mentioned, I will always remember the Northridge Pharmacy as I worked at the IGA just down the way. I will never forget walking into the pharmacy and seeing Al’s head above the pharmacy counter. He always greeted me with a smile on his face and he had black hair and I thought he had to be a movie star! He was so nice and my parents, Joe and Kathleen, thought the world of him. My deepest sympathy to his family.

- Sheila Cullen Perin, Monday July 9th, 2018

Dear Barb and family, I knew Al my whole life, he was always the same kind gentleman with the best smile of all time. He encouraged me while I was in nursing school and had a love for our Buckeyes that we shared in loss and wins. The years in the pharmacy and at Amy’s he was the nicest to do business with. He shall be missed by all who loved him for many reasons. My deepest sympathies are with you all, Anna

- Anna Ek, Monday July 9th, 2018

To Barb and Family, I am so sorry at the loss of Al. I will always remember his kindness to my family when they were ill. He would come to the pharmacy after hours to fill prescriptions in an emergency. I really enjoyed talking to him at Amy's Hallmark. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

- susan groeschel, Monday July 9th, 2018

I remember as a young child riding my bike to Northridge pharmacy to buy penny candy and look at the comic books. In the back would be Al Powell behind the pharmacy counter with his glasses on the tip of his nose. He would smile and say “Hi Cindy!” Such a nice and wonderful man. He and my dad bought season tickets to the Reds in 1970 when Riverfront Stadium opened. We still share those tickets with Al’s son. He will be missed but never forgotten.

- Cindy Cullen Broderick, Sunday July 8th, 2018

What a gentleman and what a great smile and disposition! He was my dad’s friend first, but then I got to know him when I worked in the bakery next to the pharmacy when I was in high school. He was so nice. He must have had a sweet tooth because he would come in every day looking for something for himself and Max or a cake to take home for dessert. He always knew I would tell him how old stuff was. He was a sweetheart and someone that I am happy to have known. He touched many people with his kind, warm heart! A life well lived. May the angels lead you into paradise.

- Kathy Cullen McConnell, Sunday July 8th, 2018

I remember as a young child riding my bike to Northridge pharmacy to buy penny candy and look at the comic books. In the back would be Al Powell behind the pharmacy counter with his glasses on the tip of his nose. He would smile and say “Hi Cindy!” Such a nice and wonderful man. He and my dad bought season tickets to the Reds in 1970 when Riverfront Stadium opened. We still share those tickets with Al’s son. He will be missed but never forgotten.

- Cindy Cullen Broderick, Sunday July 8th, 2018

Al gave me my first job at Northridge Pharmacy. What a great way to start out. He taught me to use the cash register (the old push down the lever kind), how to count money and make change (without the machine doing it for me), how to take inventory of stock. Most of all he taught me to be kind and courteous to all people, no matter if they were not as pleasant as they could be. He was honest, kind, thoughtful, always had a smile on his face. He was a true and kind friend to my parents, Fred and Maria Snow. I am sure they are waiting in Heaven to welcome him to God's house. May God bring comfort to all of you in the wonderful memories and times of a wonderful man. The community will certainly miss him but he made a tremendous mark on Northridge that will never be forgotten. I am thankful he was part of my life.

- Kathy (Snow) Kait, Sunday July 8th, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Although we did not know Mr. Powell on a personal level we can only imagine the many blessings, laughs and memories he was able to share and pass along to his family. May God bless each of you during this time.

- Scott and Cindy Gilbert, Sunday July 8th, 2018

My heart aches for you and your family. Try to hold God’s hand during this difficult time. I’m here for you if you need to talk!

- LouAnn King , Sunday July 8th, 2018

I knew him from Thanksgiving dinners at David and Jenny’s house. We shared memories of being at Ohio State in the 1950s and great Buckeye victories. I recall reliving the 1997 Rose Bowl game in which Joe Germaine won it in the last minute, He and his wife were there. It reminds me of the OSU Alma mater line about memories which death alone can still. His life was I am sure we’ll lived and calls to mind the famous lines that no man is an island and each man’s death diminishes me but I know the life of anyone who knew him was better for it.

- Tom Dorsey, Saturday July 7th, 2018

Al was a great man & neighbor. Very loyal to his Buckeyes, Reds, and family. Working for him in high school, I learned a lot from him, and remember how happy he was to personally see each employee at Christmas, give them a pointsettia, and truly wish their family well. He was the best manager I’ve known. Youngest of 10, but he made it, and took joy in his family, never losing his humility. His was a life well lived for his family, and our community. Thanks Al -

- Mike Lawson, Saturday July 7th, 2018

I wish I had gotten to spend more time with Al. He has every desirable trait that a man aspires to possess. When I think of Al, I think of a man who is kind, thoughtful, loving, funny, patient, curious, intelligent, introspective, humble, responsible, dependable,faithful, confident, generous, honest, and friendly. If I can earn a fraction of a Al's abundant qualities than I will have succeeded as a man. We Love you and you always been in our hearts. Love Marty Skapik

- Marty Skapik, Saturday July 7th, 2018

When I think of Al, one word that comes to mind is legacy. The memories I have as his neighbor and working with him are some of the best. He was like a second father to me while growing up and working at Northridge Pharmacy. He taught me how to treat people, work ethic and so many other life traits, as well as, how to tie a necktie. He left his legacy with so many people he touched during his life. He also taught me what very little Italian I know, but I can still remember all those names. Not to mention Al hiring my future wife. Hope there's coffee in heaven. I remember Al drinking coffee when it was 90+ degress out while helping me trim bushes between our homes. Those days at Northridge Pharmacy and Amy's Hallmark were the best. Praying for the family, for God's comfort and peace.

- Bill and Paula Lawson, Saturday July 7th, 2018

I am so sorry, and Jim and I do know how you feel right now. I do wish we could take away that empty feeling for you right now. Cherish your pictures and memories and they will help you get you through all of this. God will be guiding you every minute. Love, Cathy and Jim

- Cathy Barnes/ James Miller, Friday July 6th, 2018

My prayer for you is that you will feel God's loving care at this most difficult time. It was always evident the love he had for all of you. I am glad I got to witness this first-hand many times. Sending you prayers and love. Cindy

- Cindy Rogerson, Friday July 6th, 2018

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Amy, your big loving heart is what your Dad gave to you. His arms will always be surrounding his family and his love radiates through all of you. Love and hugs to all, Bob and Michelle

- The Christman Family, Friday July 6th, 2018

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