William C. Powley III
1954 - 2002
"Words of Wisdom Let it Be"
C. Powley III, or Bill as he liked to be called, was born May
6, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At age 11 he moved to a
small suburb called Flourtown, outside of Philadelphia. Moving
to Norristown, Pennsylvania after graduating from Plymouth Whitemorsh
High School, Bill became a Registered Critical Care Nurse. He
processed a high motivational level reinforced by professional
attention to detail, and pride in generating the highest quality
of care and performance.
His dedication to the nursing profession made him an asset to
many professional nursing teams, among those being: Sacred Heart
Hospital and Rehabilitation Center; Clara Burke Nursing Center;
Town Manor East; and Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
After Bill’s death, his family was deeply moved when handling
his affairs. They read numerous letters of recommendation and
thanks from former patients’ families, bringing to light
the tragedy and loss to more than his family. The irony is that
Bill died needing surgery and a transplant of which he had assisted
surgeons in operating rooms many times before, underscoring the
need of organ and blood donors to help save those who can contribute
so much more to society.
Bill loved to do stain glass windows, some of which we can still
remember him by. He named his cars and Halloween was one of his
favorite holidays. He loved to make unusual pumpkins. He loved
his sailing, and was saving for retirement for the day he could
purchase a bigger boat to permanently live on.
A lover of science fiction and Star Trek, his surviving
sister felt it necessary to have his remains sent to space. Seeing
an ad for this many, many years ago, she always kidded him about
it. It is with this service that his surviving family members
wish with all their love for him to “let it be.”