Constantine PowersDecember 14, 1931 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 85)
Constantine “Tino” or “Big T’ Powers, 85 of Lower Burrell, died peacefully in his sleep at Southwest Veterans Center in Pittsburgh Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born December 14, 1931 in New Kensington, son of the late Emanuel and Margaret (Bluebaugh) Powers. Tino attended Youngstown State and transferred to Pitt where he received his Master’s degree. He was a Certified Public Accountant and was employed by PPG in Harmar most of his adult life. He enjoyed fishing for salmon and steelhead for over forty years. Tino was a Grand Life Master of Bridge, having played for 65 years and loved tournament matches. In his youth, he was a running back and corner back for New Ken High and later played for Youngstown where he was nicknamed “Strong Man”. Tino proudly served his country as a corporal in the Army during the Korean War. He was an avid Steeler fan. Tino was the husband of the late Doris Powers for 62 years and brother of the late John Powers. Survivors include his daughters, Catherine (George) Stover of New Kensington and Dianne (Michael) Clingerman of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael (Gina) Powers of New Kensington; three grandchildren, Ryan Stover; Krissy Hill; and Michelle Powers; and two great grandchildren, Emersyn and Beckett Stover. Family and friends will be received from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Allan Drake of Plum Creek Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial, with full military honors by the American Legion Post 980 of Plum, will follow in Union Cemetery in Arnold.