Douglas Powers

Passed 07/23/2023


Obituary For Douglas Powers

Douglas Powers

Surrounded by loved ones, Douglas Powers, known affectionately as “Dougie” or “Doug” and

“Barrett Powers” in the art world, passed away peacefully in Naples, FL on July 23, 2023.

Douglas was born in Staten Island, NY and is survived by his mother Dianne, his father Barry,

his brother Brian and his family, wife Dayna and daughter Starling, his brother J.C. and family,

wife Mari, son Sebastian and daughter Isabel, his Uncle Steve and family, his Uncle John and

Family, and many beloved cousins and close friends. He is predeceased by his father Frank

Powers, grandfather John Molloy, his grandmother Josephine Molloy.

As a lifer at Staten Island Academy, Douglas founded and was the first captain of the Men’s

Volleyball team. Additionally, he left his mark as an aspiring artist on the gymnasium wall with

two murals. He went on to graduate from Wagner College in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in

Fine Art and was the recipient of the highest art award at graduation.

After college, Douglas went on to be a Security Chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

In the mid 2000’s, Douglas decided to seriously pursue his art career and worked closely with

renowned artist Peter Max to develop and hone his skills. As a rising artist, he spent hours

upon hours in his art studio creating art and organizing art expositions for himself and fellow

artists. He later worked as a curator and designer at Peterson Galleries.

In 2017, Douglas moved to Las Vegas, NV. There he forged a reputation for himself in the gun

competition world, winning multiple long distance and endurance shooting competitions. A

lifelong dream was achieved when he auctioned a rare Mustang at the Mecum Auto Auction in


Douglas enjoyed cooking, spending time with his family, collecting rare and fine automobiles,

riding JetSkis, and competing and winning gun competitions around Las Vegas. Douglas

touched many lives . He was a Cherished Son, Loyal Brother, Beloved Uncle, Car Collector,

JetSki aficionado, Fine Artist and Gun Enthusiast and will be missed dearly by all who knew


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  • 07/29/2023

    There's not enough space in the text boxt to express how much Doug touched my life, from shooting, going on foodie adventures, cruising around and listening to my woes and offering a helpful ear, he was always just a text away. He was always so welcoming and ready to help on a moments notice I'm whatever way he could, he'll be sorely missed as not only a friend, but someone who I could have called a brother.


  • 5 TREES

    Yuji Yamamoto planted 5 trees in memory of Douglas Powers . - 07/29/2023

  • 5 TREES

    Joseph Inguanta planted 5 trees in memory of Douglas Powers . - 07/29/2023

  • Beautiful Dreams

    Beautiful Dreams was sent for Douglas Powers - 07/27/2023