Richard Power

Obituary of Richard Power

If only we could hear him sing "On Wisconsin!" one more time as we drive across the Wisconsin state line. Richard G. Power, 86, of Princeton died of natural causes on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Acorn Glen Assisted Living. He was the son of the late Richard James Power and Prudence Mary Power (nee McGuire) and was predeceased by his sister, Jean Pink (nee Power). He was born and raised in Darlington, Wisconsin and, in the mid-1950s, moved to Haddonfield, NJ where he and his late wife Barbara A. Power (nee Gordon) raised their five children, Susan Power-Miller, Kathleen Power Ellenwood, Jennifer Power, Jeanne Power-Galli, and Ted Power. In the mid-1970s he and his wife moved to Princeton, NJ. He was the proud and loving grandparent of seven grandchildren, Bryan, Regan, Teddy, Keith, Alexandra, Carol and Daniel and one great grandchild, Fitzgerald. Richard was an avid tennis player, golfer, and a diehard Wisconsin Badger and Princeton Tiger sports fan. He was a world traveler who loved music, art, dogs and a good martini (with an olive and a twist). He graduated Cum Laude from Loras College in Dubuque, IA in 1951 and in 1955 received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Always the entrepreneur, Richard officially began his career at the young age of 10, when he opened his own shoe shine parlor inside of McCarten's Barber Shop in downtown Darlington. He went on to have a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, working for companies like Smith Kline & French and Johnson & Johnson, before venturing out on his own as the founder of Richard G. Power & Associates and a founding partner of The Sage Group. Just about the only thing he couldn't do was dance, although he thought his signature dance "the turtle" was way ahead of its time. A Memorial service will be held 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home on 40 Vandeventer Avenue in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Voorhees Animal Orphanage ��" www.vaonj.org and 856-672-9111.
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