Michael W. Cresswell, of Frederick, MD, passed away in his home on September 10, 2017. He was 80 years old. Mike is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kate; a son, Phillip Cresswell, his wife, Carrie and their son, Parker; two daughters: Angela Bomysoad, her husband, Mike, and their children, Collin and Wyatt; Jennifer Kline, her husband, Rob and their children, Mason, and Allyssa. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mary Landry and Betty Lee, and their families in England. Mike was born April 26, 1937, in Gloucester, England, to Herbert Cresswell and Thora Cresswell. In 1955 Mike earned a BSc degree from Queen Mary College, University of London. He came to the United States in 1958 and in 1961 obtained a Master's degree in Physics from Penn State. He then worked for a short time for the Shell Oil Company in Canada. In 1965, after receiving a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State, he and his wife moved to Pittsburgh where he joined Westinghouse's Research and Development Center. Mike became a U.S. citizen in 1973 and in 1975, he earned his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1989, he took a position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Labs (NIST), in Gaithersburg, MD. While at both Westinghouse and NIST, Mike received many patents for his contributions to science. While at NIST, he received the Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service in 1991, and in 1995 was given the Silver Medal Award for Meritorious Federal Service, both by the Department of Commerce. In addition to a rich and imaginative sense of humor, Mike's greatest joy was to see his family experience happiness. Even after living for many years in Frederick, he remained a loyal Steelers fan. At the end of the day he loved to relax in the sun with a cup of tea. Dad, we love you too. At a later date, the family will hold a Celebration of Mike's Life. If you would like to attend, please provide your contact information to CelebrationofMike@aol.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Mike's name to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21701.
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PostedSeptember 17, 2017