Fred T. Powell, D.D.S., 84, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Thursday November 16, 2017. He was born on October 22, 1933 in Brooklyn NY, the son of the late Frederick and Ethel Powell.
Fred was a graduate of St. John’s University and achieved his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He established his dental practice in Batavia until his retirement in 2011. Fred loved his family and had a great sense of humor. He was a kind and compassionate man with a gentle soul. He was driven by an intense interest in the state of the world and concern for humanity.
He is survived by his loving wife; Antoinette Savio Powell; daughters Leslie (David) Shaw, Donna (Richard Heiser) Powell, Katie Elia and son Fred Powell; stepchildren Denise (Gary) Clark, Lisa (Robert) Santander, Jacquie (Alfred) Buonanno, John (Traci) Savio and Patrick (Michele) Savio; grandchildren Alice, Mary, Emma and Francis Shaw; Frederick Thomas (Brittany Wuester) Powell, Jeanette Elia, Leanna Elia, David and Daniel Long, Shannon (Sean) O’Brien, Gabrielle, Robert John, Michael Santander, Sofia and Christian Buonanno, Johnny, Ava, Charlotte and Aiden Savio, Mary Elizabeth and Dominic Savio; great-grandchildren Lucas, Inara and Olivia.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday November 20, 2017 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday the 21st at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seafarers International House www.sihnyc.org 123 E. 15th St. NY, NY 10003 or Covenant House 461 8th Ave. NY, NY 10001 or NPR Station WBFO 88.7 news.wbfo.org PO Box 1263 Buffalo, NY 14240-1263. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.