Age 92, passed away peacefully at Corning Hospital on Friday, November 30, 2018. Mike was born in Elmira, a son of Michael & Anna Powers. He was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Powers Cullen. Mike is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary J. Riffe Powers; son and daughter-in-law Michael W. III & Diane Powers of St. Augustine, FL; daughter & son-in-law Gerald & and Patricia Powers Kettle of Endwell, NY, three dear grandchildren, Mollie, Connor and Patrick Kettle; sister Frances Monroe of Elmira; brother Joseph Powers of Beacon, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Timothy Lynch, Jean and Joseph Gizzi, all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Mike retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after 37 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WW II and a life time member Elmira Elks Lodge #62. Mike had also been a longtime volunteer for the Arctic League. At Mike's request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 556 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mike with a donation to either, St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908 or the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City NY 13790.
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