Gene L. Powlus

Gene L. Powlus, age 88, of North Centre Township, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at
Born in Nescopeck on April 11, 1934, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Anna M. (Derr) Powlus. He
graduated from Nescopeck High School in 1952. He was the owner and proprietor of Powlus
Construction doing masonry contract work, until he retired about 15 years ago.
Gene was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Berwick and faithfully attended Paxinos
Bible Church, Paxinos, where his son is the pastor. He loved his work but enjoyed traveling with his wife
and spending time with her even more.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 70 years, Sylvia F. (LaWall) Powlus; sons, Gene C. Powlus
and wife Cindy, Berwick; Joey A. Powlus and wife Sandy, Berwick; Duane L. Powlus and wife Donna,
Bloomsburg; Mark D. Powlus and wife Beth Ann, Danville; Wade L. Powlus and wife Leigh, FL; daughters,
Nikki Jo Kelly and husband Joe, Bloomsburg; TerriAnn Mazzitti and husband Chris, Bloomsburg; foster-
son, Larry Roman, NJ; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bobby Powlus; Jack Powlus; and sister,
Joyce Shortz.
A viewing will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at Heller Funeral Home,
LLC, 633 E. Third St, Nescopeck. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023,
at the funeral home. His son, Pastor Mark Powlus will be officiating. Family will receive friends from
10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg.
At Gene’s request, please dress casually.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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