Easton Skier Dies at Stowe Mountain in Vermont

Arthur Powers, Jr., 60, of Easton died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 15, while skiing in Stowe, Vermont. 

Known for having a comedic actor’s sense of humor and drama, Art was an inventor and manufacturer of state-of-the-art outdoor speakers who designed music systems for 40 years. He also played drums in numerous bands in a career as a musician.

Art’s many hobbies included music, motorcycles, and mountain biking. He was an automotive enthusiast who raced cars and motorcycles. He loved being in the mountains, in the woods, and on the beach, and was an accomplished biker and skier. 

Since moving to Easton in 2019, Art had developed deep friendships here and become known as an entertaining host of social gatherings at the home he shared with his beloved life partner of 20 years, Dr. Patricia Hart, and their menagerie of dogs, cats, and goats.

A true entrepreneur, Art was involved in the nascent Easton Chamber of Commerce and could often be found on the patio at Greiser’s, brainstorming new business ideas with friends in town. 

Easton Chamber of Commerce
The nascent Easton Chamber of Commerce meets at Sport Hill Farm in December 2019. Art Powers is second from left.

Art lived most of his adult life in Port Chester, N.Y., and Westport, Conn., but called Easton his favorite home. “Art embraced Easton as Easton embraced him. He loved people and people loved him,” his partner Patricia said. “The world will be more boring without him.”

In addition to Dr. Hart, Art is survived by a daughter, Kelly Powers Bluien, parents Arthur Powers Sr., and Evelyn Powers, siblings Kenny Powers, David Powers, and Corrine Powers Barton, and a tight-knit network of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a celebration of Art’s life in Easton in late summer 2021.

Art Powers and Friends at Greiser's Coffee and Market.
Art Powers, second from left, with Andrew Hyra, Mike Grosso and Vito at Greiser’s Coffee and Market.

Photo at top: Art Powers, left, with Mike Grosso at Greiser’s Coffee & Market.

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