Dr. Michael Fawcett Card, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on November 8, 2013.
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Born in Seattle, Washington, Card earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received a masters and PhD from Virginia Tech. He retired in 1995 after 37 years of service at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where he served as Chief Scientist. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Chief of the Structural Mechanics Division. From 1988 to 1989 he worked at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama on the space shuttle as assistant to the Director to Marshall Structures and Dynamics Laboratory. During his career he was the author of more than 30 papers on structural mechanics. Card loved music, reading, and the movies.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jo- Ann Card; sons, David Card, Christopher Card (Robyn); daughter, Elisabeth Card Tom (William); and granddaughter, Laura Donato.
A memorial service will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, on Saturday November 23 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher Wren Association, The College of William and Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Nov. 13 to Dec. 12, 2013