Michael M. Egnotovich

Michael M. Egnotovich, 68, of Bristow, Va., died Thursday, November 1, after an accident at home.

Michael was born in Carbondale, on September 14, 1944, the first child of the late Michael and Anna Egnotovich of Simpson. He was salutatorian of the class of 1962, Fell High School, Simpson, and attended Pennsylvania State University prior to entering the Naval Academy. A graduate of the Naval Academy in 1967, he was married in the Academy Chapel to the late Stephanie Dobrzynski.

While serving as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in Brunswick, Maine, he earned a BBS in Business Management at New Hampshire College. He was then assigned as an ROTC instructor at Iowa State University, where he earned an MS in Computer Science. Mike was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1975. Mike continued his service to his country in the Naval Reserve. He reached the rank of Captain and retired from the USNR in July 1997.

He first worked for Pacer Systems, Fort Washington, Pa., quickly rising to business area manager. He then earned an MBA from Temple University. In 1992, he was Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Systems Integration, Washington, D.C., where he saw the company's growth to more than 200 employees, from the 65 when he began. Mike then became Director of Account Management at Systems and Software Consortium and later joined Binary Group, retiring this October. Mike's career success was further highlighted by his active participation in several professional associations.

Mike loved baseball and shared that love with his children and grandchildren, always favoring the St. Louis Cardinals. His love of science fiction, technology and gadgets made for interesting conversations with family and friends alike.

Mike is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, Mike and Jon, their wives, Claudia and Kelly; five grandchildren, Sophie, Alexander, Anna, Caroline and Juliet; a sister, Mary Ann; a brother, Matt and his wife, Sheri and their daughter and Mike's godchild, Alexa; Betty's two daughters, DeAnn and Michele, their husbands, Billy and Joey, and Betty's grandchildren, Ashley, Amber, Dylan and Tyler and BeBe, their little shichon.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, at the Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to U.S. Naval Academy Foundation (www.usna.com/onlinegiving).

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 18, 2012