David (Dog) Brian Powers, 61, of Butler passed away unexpectedly at the home of his sister after undergoing a surgical procedure. He was born on July 16, 1959 to his parents Beverly Powers Schacht and the late Sam Powers. He was a 1977 graduate of Butler High School. During his lifetime, he held many jobs: K-Mart, Backhaus Nursery, Renick’s Tree Farm, Paul Wise construction and as a crane operator in the Melt Shop at Armco. David was a talented and creative brick, block and stone mason. His passion for building things is most evident at the multiple arch home he designed and built. He also built a stone archway for Rider Church.
David was a recovering alcoholic whose years of sobriety grew as he aged. He was a gentle giant and an eternal optimist whose kindness, friendliness, laid back demeanor and desire to help others, were the cornerstones of his character. David was strong in his faith and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed reading the bible. He also enjoyed taking photos, rock and roll music and loved dogs.
David will be long remembered for his selflessness, devotion to his faith, and always seeing the glass half full. A special thanks for those friends who were there for him in his later years, Dave Schuler, Scott Dimun and Greg Gold. Lastly, a heartfelt thanks to his cousin, Tom Powers for taking David under his wing and being like a brother to him.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly Powers Schacht of Cranberry Twp.; three sisters, Carol Morehart of Butler, Cathy Phimmasone of Woodbridge, VA and Mary Powers of Palo Alto, CA.
POWERS – There will be no public visitation for David Brian Powers. A private ceremony celebrating his life will be held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.
Memorial donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.