William George Ewald II

William George Ewald II of Apex, North Carolina died on May 22, 2015 in Apex. Bill was born in Baltimore, MD on March 20, 1943, the eldest child of George William Ewald and Elinor Furman Boyce. He was raised in Maplewood and Short Hills, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY and Middlebury College and also earned a Master’s Degree from American University. He interrupted his studies at Middlebury to serve on active duty in the U.S. Army and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the National Guard. He began his career at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, followed by the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. He next taught in Maryland and North Carolina before joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC where he worked as toxicologist for over twenty years before his retirement in 2005.

Bill is survived by his children, Eric Andrew Ewald of Cary, NC, Douglas Edward Ewald of Asheville, NC, Sarah Elizabeth Ewald and Elyse Shaw Ewald, both of Apex, NC; his sisters, Carol Ewald Bowen (James) of Charlotte, NC and Lise Ewald of Northfield, VT; his nephews, Matthew, Collin and Benjamin Albury and Kyle and Andrew Bowen; his aunt, Elizabeth Ewald Opie, and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Margaret Marie Ewald. Bill had a life-long love of sailing and after his retirement enjoyed spending time on his sailboat and as a volunteer with the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary. We will miss his great laugh, his wit and intelligence, his love for his children and family, and his quiet loyalty and faith. He and his family and friends were fortunate to have one last special week together to say goodbye and to share many great stories and memories.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary, NC 27511 on June 20, 2015 at 1pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Darrow School, or to the Disabled Veterans Charitable Service Trust, or to a charity of your choice.

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