Obituary: Edward Michl Jr., 90
Edward Michl Jr. of Weston, CT died peacefully at Norwalk Hospital on Saturday, January 5, 2019, comforted by his loving wife and children. He was 90.
Born December 16, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, Ed was the son of Herman E. Michl and Dorthea Laurentina (Moreno) Michl. He was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in Economics with honors in 1951. He served as First Lieutenant in the US Army (Signal Corps) from 1951 to 1953 and the Army Reserves until 1960. Ed spent his entire working career with General Electric where he held a variety of financial management positions in Schenectady, NY; Erie, PA; and Fairfield, CT.
Ed had many loves — gardening, tennis, history, travel, his children. But the love he felt for his wife of 65 years his greatest love of all. They traveled to every corner of the world together, reaching destinations considered exotic even by today’s standards, and he cherished every moment he spent with her.
Ed always gave his time, energy, and resources to others. He was a delegate to the historic 1948 Republican Convention; served as treasurer of Emmanuel Episcopal Church for over three decades; was the long-time treasurer of the Weston Kiwanis; and spent most of his vacation time traveling in the summer with his wife and children to US National Parks, landmarks, and battlefields. He enjoyed visiting ski areas throughout the US and the Alps in the winter.
He is survived by his wife Janet E. (Miller) Michl; son Dr. Keith W. Michl (and wife Patty) of Dorset, VT; daughter Lesley M. (Michl) Kocsis (and husband Gary) of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; son Leigh E. Michl (and wife Shannon) of Fayston, VT; his grandchildren Kelsey, Louisa, Griffin, Grant, Kendall, Maximilian; great-grandson Alden; sister Patricia J. (Michl) Fischer and brother Arthur Michl. He was predeceased by his sisters Joan C. (Michl) Malloy and Frances M. (Michl) Talone.
Private family funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Church in Weston, followed by interment. There are no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ed’s memory may be made to Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Rd, Weston, CT 06883. To send the family personal condolences, please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com/obituary.