Robert Todd Powell
June 17, 1936 – December 10, 2020
Robert Todd Powell (Bob), husband to Adela A. Powell (Heidi) for 38 wonderful years, was born on June 17, 1936 in Newton, NJ and passed away December 10, 2020 after a long illness. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Nesbit and Eunice Powell, his brother Courtney, grandson’s Christopher & Brian, and two best friends Alan Macintosh & Frank Morris. Robert, a father of six children, Gregory, Wendy, Jeffrey, Judy, Carol, and Kristin, also five stepchildren, John, Ellen, Caroline, Frank & Sarah. Robert is survived by his wife Adela Powell, his sisters Barbara Schmidt and Judi Howard, his 14 grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren, a total of 20 great grandchildren, and 14 step-great grandchildren. He loved them all.
Robert worked as a Project Engineer for 29 years at Humphreys Precision Instruments. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, running & Padre games with his good friend John Prendergast. He ran many marathons including the Boston marathon. He loved photography and always carried his camera ready for anything. Robert loved family and get-together's and was always ready to play with the little ones, and they loved him back because he was a lot of fun. He is truly loved and will be forever in our hearts. Robert's internment of ashes is at Miramar National Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 virus, services will be postponed and announced at a later date. Feel free to contact the family with questions.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elcajonmortuary.com for the Powell family.
- Adela Anna Powell, Wife
- Gregory Powell (Vickie), Son
- Wendy Mascorro (Albert), Daughter
- Jeff Powell, Son
- Judy Valecko, Daughter
- Carol Niemeyer (Robert), Daughter
- Kristin Powell, Daughter
- Courtney Powell, Brother (deceased)
- Barbara Schmidt, Sister
- Judi Howard (Robert), Sister
- Robert is also survived by both blood and step grandchildren (24)and great grandchildren (36)
Friday, April 9, 2021
Robert Todd Powell
January 30, 2021
I was Bob's part-time caregiver for about 2 years. I will miss him greatly, but I have so many wonderful memories of us laughing & just enjoying the moment. Bob always knew how to make me smile, and he helped me see the importance of slowing down to enjoy the little things: like a butterfly landing on a flower, or a hawk circling the sky. He lived in the absolute present, and what a gift that is to give other people around you. I will always keep our memories alive in my heart. My sincerest condolences to the family; thinking of you always. God bless you all...keep his memory alive by thinking of him often and laughing out loud...he would appreciate the laughter from heaven. Hugs to you all!
January 12, 2021
Bob is my stepfather of 36 years and I am proud to call him my Dad. He always treated me like his own daughter and was a great friend as well as a father. He loved my son and grandchildren as his own too. He always had good advice and taught me a lot about photography which we both loved. He gave great hugs, always smiled even when things were tough going. His last year of life were very struggling for him and he still smiled and had a sense of humor. I have learned so many great characteristics from him. I love you Dad and will always have a place for you in my heart. You will be greatly missed!
January 7, 2021
Heidi,Judy and Family
My deepest sympathies for your loss. May Gods peace be with you as you cherish memories created together to comfort your grieving hearts.~♡~
Thank you for allowing me to meet,see and learn a little of who he was. It was an honor for me. Beautiful smile a man of many talents and accomplishments.
We live in the hearts of those we leave behind..my condolences♡
~+~Mr Robert Powell~+~
May he Rest in Peace
January 4, 2021
Dad not a day goes by that I don't think about you and how you used to be before dementia took hold. It is a blessing to know that you are finally at peace. I miss your smile, laughter, goofy jokes & sayings. I wish I still had your wisdom to guide me through my day. I love you and you will be forever in my heart ❤ Judy