Brenda K. Powell

March 19, 1969 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 50)


Brenda K. Powell, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2020. She was born on March 19, 1969 in Salem, Ohio.

Brenda graduated from the University of Akron and worked as a child life specialist in the hematology oncology unit at Akron Children's Hospital her entire career.

Brenda's husband and children were the lights of her life. She was devoted to them unconditionally.

She brought the same energy and caring to the families and children she met at work. She exemplified the best in her chosen field through her selfless dedication to those who required her care. She founded the oncology teen program. She planned activities for the entire family and helped them celebrate every success. The care provided and the relationships developed contributed to individual and memorable moments that would last a lifetime.

Her influence extended throughout the Akron Children's community and beyond. She was a beautiful cherished friend to many.

Brenda is survived by husband, Steven; and children, Sydney and Andrew. She is also survived by parents, Elizabeth and Robert Brown, and Tom and Susan Doyle. Her brother, Tom Doyle (Courtney) also survives her as does her grandmother, Kathryn Gallo. She also leaves numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held 1-4pm Sunday at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd in Fairlawn.

Mass of Christian Burial 11am Monday, March 9th at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

A Brenda Powell Memorial Fund has been established and contributions can be made at any Huntington Bank.


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March 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ciriello-Carr Memorial Home
39 S. Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Mass of Christian Burial
March 9, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
476 Mull Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44320

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