By Bryan Boggiano
The community will have a chance to pay their respects to former Coral Springs Vice Mayor and Republican Party Chair Tom Powers, who died on Sept. 2 after a battle with cancer.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, at 1401 Coral Ridge Drive, will hold a memorial service for Powers starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, where he was an active parishioner.
A reception at the Coral Springs Country Club, located at 10800 West Sample Road, will follow the service.
Powers passed away on Sept. 2 at the age of 66 after a more-than-two-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, three children, and three grandchildren.
He was elected to the city commission in 2008 and served until 2014. During his tenure, he also held the position of vice mayor for two years.
Powers also made a name for himself in city and county-level politics.
He served as president of the Coral Springs-Parkland Republican Club and became chairman of the Republican Party of Broward County in 2020.
Powers resigned from the latter position less than one week before his passing, citing his ongoing battle with cancer and his wish to be surrounded by close family in his final days.
- Bryan has a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and earned his masters in geosciences from Florida International University, where he focused in atmospheric sciences. His interests include weather, entertainment, and municipal government.
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