• John Francis Powers Memorial

    Jul 30, 2020, 9:30 AM US/Pacific


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Millicent Powers

John Francis Powers

May 11, 1953 - July 13, 2020

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  • Maryann McLaughlin
    Millicent, JQ, and Emma -
    I was so sorry to hear about JP's passing. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him.
    I worked for him for several years at SMC, and learned how deeply he cared about people, that he chose ethics and integrity above...  more
  • Michael  Dunn
    John was a sweet, funny, caring guy. I'd see him before work each morning at the Bay Club. We would talk sports, well, basketball. Not sure he cared about any other sports. When my friend and I started a business he was one of our first clients, despite...  more
  • Bill Getty
    Millicent, JQ and Emma -

    JP was a trusted mentor to me for many years to whom I owe a great deal (he was one of my first bosses out of college at HCP). Most importantly, JP was a terrific friend to me and my family whom we could always count on. I’ll...  more
  • Connie (Pon) Koplan
    Millicent, Emma and JQ - I am so so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

    JP was my first boss at first job out of college in 1999 when I was an analyst on his Research team. He was my boss for a year and my friend for 20 years after that. ...  more
  • Myra Rothfeld
    John and I were classmates and great friends at Cornell. He knew everything about every topic, and was the best storyteller! Everyone in our group saw a romanticized South though John’s eyes! We spent many nights closing the Royal Palms in...  more
  • Charlie Greene
    Such sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Powers family.

    I worked with John @ RS & Co. for six years. John always wanted to be educated on the latest technologies and I was the Purchasing Director. The new Motorola Startac cell...  more
  • Morgan Duquette
    Millicent, Emma and JQ-

    I was just so sad to hear of JP's passing. I wanted you all to know he had such a profound impact on me personally and professionally.

    I met JP at Hall Capital Partners and worked for him for several years there and then for...  more
  • Melissa Myers
    Millicent, JQ and Emma - As John's assistant at Credit Suisse, I saw how (despite all the pressure and deadlines) John was such a generous leader, and always took time to coach and mentor each team member. Calls also occasionally came in from associates...  more
  • mary fox
    Millicent, JQ & Emma,
    We were very sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

    "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends." W.B. Yeats

    - Mary Fox, Peter Travers & Jack Travers
  • Leslie Roffman
    Dear Millicent, Emma and JQ,
    I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed John's kindness, intelligence and humor. It has been many years since I have seen you all, but I have such fond memories of all of you. What I remember most about...  more
  • Anne Rubin
    I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for JP at RSCO in my first job after college. He was a fantastic mentor--he got me excited about our work--causing me to love the analytical joys of business and leave my plans for...  more
  • Mike Slade
    John and I became close friends within minutes of my arrival at Stanford Business School. Our quirky, trivia-obsessed senses of humor, love of snark, and addiction to outdoor hoops sealed instant bonds. He was a unique combination of sweet and funny,...  more
    • Mike Slade
      Mike Slade PS I forgot that we picked A LOT of rhubarb at his great uncle's house and my aunt rustled up some tasty pie!
      • July 30, 2020
  • Emily Robinson
    I had the privilege of knowing JP during the fun years at Robertson Stephens. He was always so encouraging to the young people trying to make it out there! Thinking of his family during this tough time!
  • Sarita Escobar
    Dear Emma, JQ and Millicent,
    My deepest condolences. I remember John as such a kind, kind person. He took the time to see you and hear you. A genuine soul. May you all find comfort in each other and in the many memories who have.
  • Carrie Bigness
    Dear Millicent, Emma and JQ,
    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of such a kind and gentle soul. I worked for John (aka "JP") early in my career at Robertson Stephens. Words cannot express just how much of a positive impact that he had on my...  more
  • Brian Taylor
    I must admit I’ve been struggling to find the right words for this note. My eyes start to well up with tears when I consider his passing and I think to myself, “Did I thank him enough?” JP was a pivotal person in my life.

    I remember meeting JP...  more
  • Karen Kamel
    John made an unexpected and wonderful first impression on me... one that I think says so much about who he was as a person.

    Years ago, my mom called to tell me that I had a cousin living in San Francisco. She had just been on the phone with his mother -...  more
  • Meridee Moore
    Emily Dickinson and I wrote a short poem for JP:

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
    That perches in the soul -
    And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all -

    His laughter - in the Gale – is heard -
    And sore must be the storm...  more
  • Pamela Rattary
    JP was the most selfless person I know. He loved to give, he loved a good party, he loved to make others happy and feel special, he love love loved his family , and he was the most amazing, thoughtful, courageous man, boss, friend I will ever know. Rest...  more
  • Scott Stroup
    I’m happy to be among the many who admired John and greatly valued his friendship. I’m remembering laughs and bars and ballgames and kindnesses from Brooklyn in 1978 to SF last year with many stops (Chapel Hill, Boston, Comers Rock, and lots in...  more
  • Lisa Kostova
    Dear Millicent, JQ and Emma,

    It breaks my heart that JP was taken from you, his family, who he loved and adored with all his heart, so young. And it breaks my heart because I lost someone who I considered to be not just a professional mentor but one of...  more
  • Jessica Reed Saouaf
    It’s difficult to convey what JP meant to me in just a few sentences. He was an incredibly important professional mentor to me, affording me autonomy and empowering me early in my career. We had many hilarious (and stressful) professional experiences...  more
  • Sean Hennessy
    Dear Millicent, Emma, John Quincy, Anne and Tom,
    Sending my condolences to you on the loss of your unforgettable husband, dad and brother John. Over the last 50 years, in contact and sometimes not, John was a great friend. So glad I had a chance to...  more
  • Martt Lawrence
    Millicent, Emma and JQ. I'm thinking of you all, and I'm heartbroken to hear of John's passing. His generous spirit and kindness shown through the way that he always made me feel seen, included, and part of your extended family. Please know that I am...  more
  • Kim Sagor
    Millicent, Emma, and JQ, I wanted to send you my sincere condolences. I loved working for JP at Offit Hall, he was my first boss and mentor. He truly had a deep impact on my life. I enjoyed keeping in touch and seeing him, when I eventually moved to NY....  more
  • Anne Powers
  • Dear Millicent, Emma, and JQ, I was so sad to hear of John's passing. I loved getting to know all of you at Town School and still remember an "early years" party hosted by the "Powers Family" as being so warm and welcoming. I remember seeing John riding...  more
  • Susan Pohlmeyer
    I had the good fortune of working for John for a number of years at Stanford Management Company very early in my career. No matter how busy he was, John was always incredibly generous with his time and really took the time to be a mentor and a friend to...  more
  • John Michael
    John and I were friends in college and after. For many years, we had not been much in touch--different coasts and the usual demands of daily life. But John always did manage to keep in touch and he loved a surprise. One early morning several years ago...  more
  • Tom Gardner
    John and I worked together at Yankelovich, Skelly and White long ago, and then we were classmates at Stanford GSB. He was a very good friend in those years, basketball teammates, with all the attendant socializing, and "section mates" as well....  more
  • Marnie Craycroft
    JP meant the world to me and to so many. I’ll miss him greatly. We met in San Francisco during the early 2000s when he became my boss at (what was then known as) Offit Hall Capital. We didn’t exactly hit it off but soon through grit and...  more
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