Gordon E. PowellGordon E. Powell of 4003 Deerlick Springs Road, Interlaken, passed away in the comfort and warmth of his home and family on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 77.


Born in Trumansburg on February 2, 1935, Gordon was the son of Edward R. and Helene (Dill) Powell. He married his sweetheart, Peggy Westervelt, on June 30, 1956, and their love for each other never wavered. Gordon was a lifelong resident of Interlaken, where he was a farmer and later a trucker, although farming always remained his passion. His work was first on his mind, but his family was always first in his heart. After Gordon retired, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working in the yard and garden, and collecting model tractors, trucks, and airplanes. He always had a story to share with those around him, whether friend or stranger, and many strangers soon became good friends.


He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy; one daughter, Deborah A. Powell of Interlaken; two sons, Kenneth E. (Aura Lea) Powell of Yatesville, GA and Michael G. (Dawn) Powell of Cumming, GA; nine grandchildren, Scott, Adam, Matthew, Rebecca, Joshua, Nathan, Seth, Katlin, and Ryan; seven great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Jean Powell; one special nephew and friend, four nieces, and many friends.


The family will be present to receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. Memorial services will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Interlaken Reformed Church with Rev. Jason Fulkerson and Rev. Travis Lankford officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to remember Gordon in the form of a contribution to kindly consider Lifetime Care Home Health and Hospice, 1120 South Main Street, Newark, NY 14513.