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Official Obituary of

Timothy John Powers

June 19, 1955 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Timothy Powers Obituary

Timothy (Tim) John Powers, 67, of Odenton, Maryland passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Tim is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Katherine (Ryan), his brothers William (Lorenza) Powers of San Diego, California, and Paul (Nina) Powers of Poolesville, Maryland.

Tim was born on June 19, 1955, in Buffalo, New York, to William and Catherine (Hendricks) Powers. He graduated from Holy Family Grade School, Bishop Timon High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Buffalo State College.

Health issues struck Tim at an early age and would continue to be part of his life. Tim received a successful kidney transplant in 1977 but never let his health define who he was or what he wanted to accomplish.

He brought his positive energy as a team member to G&R Tackle in West Seneca, New York where he reveled in sport shooting.  At the same time, he held down the position of Physics Laboratory Director at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. In 1986, Tim moved to Maryland where he had a career as a Physicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for over 30 years.

He met the love of his life, Mary Katherine, through mutual friends and they were married at her alma mater, Loyola University Maryland, in Baltimore in 1996. They traveled to Australia, Colorado, and Florida. A large part of their lives included spending time and vacationing with the extended Ryan family. They enjoyed annual family vacations to Williamsburg, Virginia and Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.

Tim’s lived a life of grace and good humor. His determination and perseverance in the face of daunting challenges were demonstrated by lifelong interests in science and nature that spanned horticulture, astronomy, history, hiking, sailing, camping, sport shooting, fishing, biking, reading, tropical fish and vintage radios.  Throughout his life, Tim was a happy, caring, and loving parent to many pets.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday February 14th at St. Peter’s Parish in Olney, Maryland, with a Viewing from 11am – 12noon, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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February 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832

Mass of Christian Burial
February 14, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832

Interment following funeral service
February 14, 2023

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906


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