Donald L. Powell, 82, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Donald L. Powell, 82, of Weldon Drive, Watertown, passed away April 5, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born Dec. 30, 1937, in Watertown, son of Louis and Marion Monahan Powell, he graduated in 1956 from Watertown High School. In 1958, he entered the United States Marines and was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1964.

Donnie loved sports especially baseball where his favorite team was the New York Yankees.

He worked as a fireman for 30 years for the Watertown Fire Department. He retired in 1994.

He spent his free time watching various sports and movies on TV.

He played basketball, baseball and golf throughout his life.

He enjoyed traveling especially to Disney world, casinos, crossword puzzles, and spending time down at the cottage on Lake Ontario.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

On Feb. 22, 1963, he married Susan M. Robertson in Watertown. They were married for seventeen years. He later married Toni Caulder. She died March 3. 2000.

Surviving are his two daughters, Kathryn (Steven) Hartz, Watertown, and Pamela (James) Pierie, Manlius; a step son, William (Juliana) Caulder, Boston, MA; two step daughters, Lisa DeForge, Angier, NC, Sue Scott, Apex, NC; five grandchildren, Joshua Hartz, Julianna Hartz, MacKenzie Pierie, Kathryn Pierie, Emma Pierie; four step grandchildren, William, Sophie, Claire and Zachary; his siblings, Marion (Bitty) Roberts, Lana (Jeannie) Hall, and Mike Powell; several nieces and nephews.

Donnie lived with his first wife and first love, Susan. They shared the love of their life, an eight-pound Yorkie names Gizmo, that loved him very much.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of his life will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.

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