Edward “Ed” Powell, Jr., age 74, of Venice, Florida pased away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with kidney disease. Ed graduated from Aquinas High School in 1959. He worked on the River Patrol and then for the Columbus Police Department as a patrolman, detective and liaison officer for 22 years. Ed, with his mother, sister and family owned and operated Broadview Healthcare Center, a long-term care facility where he was administrator for the family business that was in operation for 62 years. Ed lost his father at age 12 and contributes the support and guidance that George “Mannie” and Mary Phelps provided in shaping the man he became. He loved sports and actively played football, basketball and baseball and was also a Golden Glove boxer as a young man. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy; daughters, Kelly (Craig) McGee and Renee (Rodd) Hott; sons, Edward (Ingrid) Powell, III and George Powell; grandchildren, Bryan and Christine Lake, Joseph and Michelle Whitehead, Harrison and Haley Hott, Edward IV and Ninamarie Powell; great-grandchildren, Jordan Williams and Jaden Lake; sister, Betty Powell; nephew, Ronald DeAngelo, and Deborah Moore; and his beloved Labrador Bentley. Preceded in death by his father, Edward J. Powell, Sr., mother, Irene Powell-Gallucci and niece, Melinda Stone. The family wants to extend a special heart felt “thank you” to John Cassan who went above and beyond and truly defines a best friend. The family would like to also thank friends and family for their support, words of encouragement and especially the touching memories of our father that were twitted, texted and communicated. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday, March 2nd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Account 35411286, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jerry - May 19, 2016
Some is trying to find Mr. Powell’s family. They found his father’s baby book.
Tom& Angie Mc Govern - Mar 8, 2014
Nancy and family sorry we could not attend the memorial for our friend,our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Rick Mann - Mar 4, 2014
Eddie touched the lives of many within the division, and all came away with love and respect for this great man. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Frank A. Roberts Jr. - Mar 3, 2014
I have known Eddy before high school, played football with him at Aquinas, and softball on the Police Department. Ed was one of the Basketball players that went to Florida to represent the police department to play in the Law Enforcement Olympics. If you look in the dictionary under sportsman, father, friend, all around great guy you will find Eddy smiling. Good bye my friend. Smiley
Roger J. Porterfield - Mar 3, 2014
I want to express my deepest sympathy to Eddie’s family. I remember him from CPD. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. My prayers go out to his family.
mikes canan - Mar 3, 2014
Very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. One of my favorite officers! Mike Canan CPD retired
Lisa Conti Terlizzi - Mar 3, 2014
With heartfelt memories of Mr. Powell.
A beautiful man full of laughter and love whose presence was always good for the soul.
The Conti Terlizzi family
Chuck and Patty Swick - Mar 2, 2014
Dear Nancy, Kelly, Renee, Eddie and George:
Since we couldn’t make the services we decided to go to the jetty today , had a hot dog , watched the dolphins and boats knowing that’s what Eddie would be doing with us so we spent the afternoon paying our respect to our friend Eddie. We were in our favorite place and Bentley’s too! There are no words to say but you know you are always in our thoughts and prayers.. Love , Chuck and Patsy
Harry Coder - Mar 2, 2014
What great memories Eddie has left me. What a neat guy and a pleasure to know. Rest my friend until we meet again.
alan jerry lashley - Mar 2, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear of eddie’s passing. it seems like I knew eddie forever. we were at Aquinas together, and in the same class at the academy. everyone who knew eddie realized he was a very special person. he will be greatly missed.
Jim Gilbert - Mar 2, 2014
Thank you for your many years of service to our great profession of law enforcement! The Powell family is in our thoughts and prayers!
FOP Lodge 9
Tom Hill and Susan Fravel - Mar 2, 2014
Dear Nancy and Family, We are saddened to learn of Ed’s passing and hope all the great memories of him are of comfort to you. Tom and I are grateful for our last visit in Florida. Tom will always cherish all the good times he had with Eddie in Vegas and in all the libation stations we visited together. Our thoughts are with you all.
S. Michael Miller - Mar 2, 2014
I worked with Eddie for many years in the Prosecutor’s office. He was one of my favorite police officers. He was a wonderful man with a big heart and no one could tell a story like Eddie.He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.My condolences to his family.
John Nye - Mar 2, 2014
George and Eddie. So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and left a listing impression on a lot of people. My dad sends his sympathy as well. god bless you guys and your family. The nye family
Ralph Casto - Mar 2, 2014
Eddie and I were 35th recruit classmates. Ed was a great friend and police officer. My condolence to Eddies family.
David A. Wilson - Mar 2, 2014
I helped to train Ed when he transferred to the motorcycle squad. You could always count on “big” Ed. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
david & bette van scyoc - Mar 2, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. We will all miss a wonderful man.
Chuck & Lynn Woodard - Mar 2, 2014
Memories abound, from my academy class through ’88! The cops who came from Aquinas were some of the best, Eddie being one. May Jesus Christ comfort you at this time and give you peace.
John Cummings (CPD retired) - Mar 1, 2014
May peace be with Eddie and his family.
John Sells - Mar 1, 2014
I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Eddie. He was a good friend, and a great athlete. I will always remember the outstanding stories he told about his years at Aquinas!
Rollin Kiser (CPD Retired) - Mar 1, 2014
Eddie taught boxing to my academy class, like he did for many other classes. He was a perfect role model for all people he worked with. A great street policeman, always had a smile, and you could count on him when the chips were down. May he rest in peace and may God be with you in this difficult time.
Karen Haley - Mar 1, 2014
So sorry to hear of Eddies passing. He was a good cop! RIP Eddie.
Tom Rains - Feb 28, 2014
Very Sorry to hear about Ed, I was a freshman at Aquinas when I knew Ed. He was a great man and he treated me well which didn’t always happen to freshman. May god bless!!
Linda Wentzel-Lawson - Feb 27, 2014
I’m so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I will always remember Eddie entertaining us on Third Shift in the Detective Bureau on slow nights. Linda Wentzel-Lawson, Civilian Typist 3rd Shift.
Mike Meyer - Feb 27, 2014
My first meeting with Ed was after he had run over me. Sacred Heart vs. St. James. A great guy. I am very sorry for your loss.
Joe Brennan - Feb 26, 2014
God Bless the Powell Family I have some good memories.
Paul Nobile - Feb 26, 2014
The Aquinas College High School Association members express Our sincere condolences for our alumnus to the Powell Family.
Mary Porretta - Feb 26, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sylvia DiGuilio and Family - Feb 25, 2014
God bless you all through this hard time. We sure have alot of good memories. All of you are in our prayers.
Ted Sekinger - Feb 24, 2014
Our sincere sympathies to Ed’s family. He was one of the “good guys.”
ron porter - Feb 24, 2014
I played a lot of ball with ed at miller builder. I know eddie from other thing I played against him in high school. he will missed by several people.
Ted Hamilton - Feb 24, 2014
Competed against Ed in athletics me being at East High and at the Central Y in basketball games-Ed was a good guy and a very good athlete and the real world will miss him-my condolences to the family
bobby cloud - Feb 24, 2014
we send our deepest sympathy to your family.Ed was a great guy, and a gooood cop.
Bill & Mindy McCague - Feb 24, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dee n Mike Wills - Feb 23, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to your family. May your memories comfort you.