After a long fight with cancer, William Lee Einwaechter, 86, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He was born on April 27, 1934, in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Frederick Henry Einwaechter, Jr. and Cora Brooks Einwaechter.
After graduating from Catonsville High School, Lee attended Gettysburg College, playing on their inaugural lacrosse team, joining the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and graduating with a B.A. in Economics in 1956. From there, he served our country in the U.S. Army for four years. Following his service, Lee met Nancy Pappas, taking her to see his beloved Baltimore Colts play in a downpour on their first date. They married shortly afterward in 1960 and settled in Arbutus. In 1966, they moved to Silver Spring, MD, and then to Rockville, MD, in 1977. Not long after their move to Silver Spring, Lee and Nancy became faithful members of Saint Luke Lutheran Church.
Known as Bill outside the family, he began his career at Baltimore Gas & Electric. He then worked as a manufacturers’ representative selling to electrical contractors for several companies before forming WLE Electric and concluding his electrical industry career. In retirement, Bill enjoyed working part-time for Gutter Helmet at trade shows, where he became their top lead generator.
Some of his fondest activities were to take “the ladies” (his mother and aunts) out for enjoyment, watch his sons play sports, sail on the Chesapeake Bay, vacation at Sunset Beach, and golf with “The Gotchas.” Lee had a creative side, which he demonstrated by crafting trophies for the Gotchas, exhibiting sincerity and humor in honoring achievements and failures, respectively. He used his drafting talents to create wooden signs, including signage for Saint Luke Lutheran Church and Manor Country Club. Soon after his first granddaughter's birth, he began building wooden dollhouses, giving them to family and friends, and donating them to charities for fundraising efforts.
Lee is survived by his wife, Nancy Angela Einwaechter (nee Pappas), who has loved and cared for him over their 60 years of marriage. His two sons also survive him, Kurt Lowell and his wife Lesley Ann Einwaechter, their children, Kyle William and Elle Kirsten Einwaechter; and Eric Dwight and his wife Janie Albergotti Einwaechter and their children, Ashley Grace, Elise Brooks, and James Robert Einwaechter.
Loudon Park Funeral Home will hold a private, family service on November 28, 2020, at 11:00 am, followed by interment at the Loudon Park Cemetery at noon. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.donate.lls.org or Saint Luke Lutheran Church https://saintluke.us/giving-2/.
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