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Michael L. Ewald

Michael Laurence Ewald, of Charlestown, passed away on Tuesday, March 17th of cancer at age 66. He was born to William Sidney Ewald and Dorothy Lutes Ewald and was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He met his wife, Irene Wittmann Ewald, in the winter of 1960 and they were married in 1964.
He was a devoted husband and father and was extremely proud of his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons and their families: Andrew Josef Ewald, Shannon Marshall and granddaughter, Eleanor Marion Ewald, of Baltimore, Carl William Ewald and Meghan Burke of Charlestown, and Jonathan Michael Ewald and Emily Simmons of Charlestown. He is also survived by his nephew Christopher Lyon of Los Angeles.
Mike was a passionate fan of baseball and coached and managed, along with his sons, the Minor League Mets of the Phoenixville Youth Babe Ruth League (PYBRL) for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors, and as a volunteer, at the Nature Center of Charlestown for many years. He was a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and cheered the Phillies to two World Championships.
As a young man he loved sailing and was a competitor in the Port Huron-Mackinac and the Chicago-Mackinac races. He captained the sailing team at the US Naval Academy. After attending the Naval Academy, where he studied engineering, he took a degree in mathematics and physics from Temple University. Early in his career, Mike was involved in pioneering studies of cell membrane function at EPPI. He later focused on industrial applications of his training and worked as an Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer for Fisher and Porter, Raytheon, United Engineers and the Washington Group. He worked on water and power plant control systems, recently focusing on nuclear power plants.
The family will receive visitors at the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday March 21st. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am followed by lunch with friends and family at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions to the Michael L. Ewald Memorial Fund, which will benefit the Phoenixville Youth Babe Ruth League (PYBRL). Contributions can be made in care of the National Penn Bank, 702 S Main St, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

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