John Joseph “Jack” Powell

John Joseph “Jack” Powell, age 81, passed away at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin as a result of a stroke, Jack was a quiet but very playful man. He was a proud Navy Veteran and a retired AT&T systems engineer. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn, nee Strehlow for 53 years; loving father of Michael, Jean (Michelle), Steven (Brenda) and Robert (Jill) Powell; proud grandfather of Jessica, Brian, Paige and John and great-grandfather of Jacob. Jack’s family would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to all extended family and friends that have comforted them during this difficult time. Visitation Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral 10:30 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 673, 1172 West Coral Street, Huntley, IL 60142. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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One comment on “John Joseph “Jack” Powell
  1. Bob Parat says:

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He will be truly missed. Please accept my condolences, he will not be forgotten. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

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