Andrew Powanda

December 3, 1932 - July 22, 2022

12/03/1932 - 07/22/2022

Andrew Powanda, age 89, passed away peacefully at Wheeling Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Hazelton, PA on December 3, 1932. Andrew was a veteran. He was a devoted father and husband, and is preceded in death by his wife, Clara (May 20, 1937 – January 20, 2009), with whom he helped with Silk N’ Satin kennel for many years. He is also preceded in death by his son, Mark Powanda of New Orleans, infant grandson, Richard James Lacey, parents and siblings. Andrew is survived by his daughter, Leslie Lacey of Wheeling, two sons, Andy Powanda of Wheeling and Ronald Powanda of Florida, grandchildren, Jessica
Wirbicki, Rich Lacey, and Alan Powanda, and great-grandchildren, Madalyn Wirbicki and Eric Bowles, Jr. Andrew was a fiercely independent man who enjoyed baking, collecting trains, baseball cards, and coins, and visiting with friends at Green’s Donuts. He was an avid wrestling fan. He also enjoyed sports and played baseball in his young adulthood. He also enjoyed hockey, having attended many Wheeling Nailers games. He was a man who spoke his mind and who cared about others. He will be greatly missed. There will be no memorial service as his stated wishes. Arrangements are through Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV.

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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Andrew Powanda, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, Andrew Powanda, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Kathy Armstrong-Davis
1 year ago

Leslie and Ron, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and your families in comfort and healing.
If you don’t remember me, I lived in the house next door. Thinking the 70’s.