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Michael Edward Powers, Jr.

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

VFW Club Greencastle




Michael Edward Powers, Jr., 48, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his home.

Born Wednesday, November 18, 1970 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Jane Lee (Montgomery) Powers of Hagerstown, MD and the late Michael Edward Powers Sr.

Mike graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1988. He was employed with the Washington County Board of Education for 25 years. Mike loved hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his canine pals     Colby and Mo. Mike struggled with Lyme Disease and mental illness, but was a loving father, brother and son and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Gabrielle Elise Powers and fiancé Kara Mowery of Shippensburg, PA; sister, Michelle Lee Binkley and husband Rich of Williamsport, MD; niece, Amber Lee Conrad of Greencastle, PA, and nephew, Wyatt Dalton Binkley of Greencastle, PA.

Family will receive friends at the VFW Club of Greencastle, 408 South Washington Street, Greencastle, PA on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Private interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in memory of Mike to Jane Powers 1112 Sunnyside Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Aunt Janieand Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today or otherwise I would have been there. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in these difficult times. Sending all my love. Vicki

Vicki Puckett
Harrisonburg, Virginia

I just wanted to say a few words this morning about my buddy Mike we had an awesome loving friendship also a mother-son relationship . he would tell me how I should run my life and I would tell him how to run his. we were a perfect match and never followed each other's advice because we were both hard-headed and stubborn. last may he stopped by with a huge beautiful flower and a note saying "for my other mother on Mother's Day" over the years we supported each other when life would threw throw us a curve. I was a new employee in maintenance when I first met Mike he was rescuing two kittens from under a wooden ramp outside our office. well it was love at first sight he could do no wrong from that day forward. years later he built a feline safe screened in and covered porch for us. it's as perfect today as it was when he built it he was an outstanding Carpenter and a perfectionist . Mike spent hours with his next-door neighbors kids taking them to school for ice cream rides and just rides in his truck. He had a huge heart and a loving soul . Colby was his German Shepherd and he loved him dearly I could go on about the times we sat at the kitchen table sharing dreams hopes and beer. The last few years had been so hard for him and others that didn't understand the complexities of his health. I hope all of you will reflect on happier times we all spent with Mike and remember His kindness and his love. I found this little quote and would like to share ""the best portion of a good man's life is his little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love "" this is what I'll always remember and smile about when I think of ""Mikie"" thank you

I’m sorry to hear about your family member Douglas I did not know him personally but it was on a Lyme online support group and said that he died from complications due to Lyme’s disease. I just want to say my heart and prayers are with you I have chronic Lyme disease I understand the struggles from it I Like in Maryland and just want to say that everybody sends prayers.

Mike Corso
Conowingo , Md.

Sorry for your loss. He was a good friend

Tammy marlin
Cumberland , Md

Jane and Michelle, I am Ron and Chris Woods mom. I was so sorry to hear that Michael had passed. I have so many fun memories of he and Chris when they were growing up. He was a regular fixture at my house. I am so saddened that this wonderful young man had so many demons haunting him and keeping him in a,state of despair. I know in my heart of hearts that he is now resting in God's arms and finally feeling the peace he so deserved. God Bless you and Michelle, and I hope you will allow God to carry you through this difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you who loved Michael. The world will be a sadder place without him in it.

Ginny Owens
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Janie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was an amazing person with a huge heart for helping others. I will never forget him and so many unforgettable memories. My prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time.

Allison Baker
Maugansville, MD

We send our love and prayers to all of you. Michael will truly be missed he blessed many in his lifetime. We love you all and will see you Friday.

Pam Creegan
Locust Grove, Virginia

Janie and Michelle I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Pam Dieterich
Hagerstown , Maryland

I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s untimely passing. My husband and I always enjoyed our bike rides with him. He was a wonderful friend to our family. Always there to lend a helping hand, no matter how big or small. He helped my son build a bigger aquarium for his bearded dragon, and once drove me to 3 different stores in 3 separate states to get individual pieces for an outdoor sectional I wanted because no one store had them all. He had such a big heart, and we will greatly miss him.

Carla Schianodicola
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Janie & Michelle, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! Losing a son & a brother is unimaginable and my heart is broken for you all! May it bring you some peace that Mike demons are now behind him and he is at peace with his Dad and God! Cherish your memories and know that many people are keeping you in their prayers! Love to all! Kathy

Kathy Donzella
Chambersburg , PA

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be sending up prayers for the entire family. I don't know if you are aware that a co-infection of lyme disease called Bartonella causes mental illness. If treated it can be resolved. Sadly, most doctors don't know enough about lyme disease and it's co-infections. I too have been fighting lyme for over twenty-five years. I never had the privilege of meeting Michael even though we live so close by. I know that Michael will be pain free now and have beautiful wings. I would love to add him to our lyme community banner for those that we have lost. The names will be read aloud at the May Day protest in Washington, DC. Please let me know if you would allow us to honor him in this way. God Bless.

Patricia Bailey Hykes
Hagerstown, MD

Jane, Michelle, Gabrielle, family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great friend. I've known Mike ever since our father's use work at Ryder p.I. e. We use hang out at his parents with my parents and go swimming in their pool. Go teamster picnics. We had alot good time. Sending hugs and prayers. Rip Mike.

Angie (marlin) goad
Hagerstown, Md

Love, hugs, and prayers Aunt Janie, Michelle, Gabrielle and family. Uncle Mike and “Mikey” together and at peace now... Shay, Noll & Vanessa

Pittsburgh , PA

Jane and Michelle I am soo very sorry for your loss! Sending many prayers and love your way. I want to believe Mike is with his Dad and at peace now. <3

Debbie (Schindler) Parks
Hagerstown, Maryland

There are no words to express my sadness . I loved Mike like a son I am so so sorry for your loss. He loved you all so much! May he now get the rest he so needed. Love always

Rhonda cunningham
Hagerstown , MD

I knew Mike for only a short time from work, but the times that we had, I will never forget all the laughs and memories. Rest In Peace buddy, you will be missed.

Joe Pepple
Hagerstown, Md

I was shocked to hear of Mikes passing, and all my prayers go out to Jane and Michelle as well as the kids.I guess we were friends for 48 yrs, running around like nuts at his grandmothers.

Craig Gilmer
Hagerstown, Md

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Jane and Michelle and your family. Prayers sent your way.

Paula Kennedy
Accident, MD

So very sorry.

Lonaconing , MD

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. Mike was part of our family for a long time.

Jennifer Malcolm
Hagerstown, Md

We are so sorry for your loss.

Bob & Kristy Crites
Clear Spring, MD

You will always be in my heart. Gone way to soon.

Denise (Ditlow) Sulouff
Chambersburg , Pa

I'am so sorry

dennis witmer

Janie and Michelle, Our hearts go out to you. We are praying for you. Father and son are together and at peace. All our love. Mike and Kimberly

Michael Kesler, Jr.
San Marcos , California

I will always remember all the fun times growing up. My 1st hunting trip and always being thrown into the POOL Love Ya Guys

Nink Myers
Hagerstown , Maryland

My thoughts n prayers to the family. Such a devastating loss. At a loss for words.

Robin Kemp
Boonsboro, Md

Mike was a great friend in school. I graduated with him. He will be missed. Best wishes to the family

Eddie bigler
Hagerstown, Md

I have no words that can be said to Mike’s family for the pain you’re going through . I worked with Mike for over 20 years . Mike was like a son to me and we were always worked good together. I’m going to miss him always. Mike - Love you man, see you later. Blackie

Wesley Black
Chewsville, Md

Condolences and prayers to you Janie and Gabrielle and Kara. Mikey is reunited with his father and in a much better place. May angels lead him into paradise and may he Rest In Peace. He will be greatly missed. Tom & Barb

Tom & Barb Lyons
Cumberland, , MD

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