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Michael G. Schiwy – You will be missed!

After a courageous fight, Michael Gunther Schiwy, former President and Owner of Gunther’s Electric, lost his battle with cancer in June 2014. We are saddened to lose a great community contributor but most of all a great father, son, husband, boss, loyal friend and leader. Mike was an easy going and gentle man that loved to make you smile. Michael was born to the late Regina Agnes Wittwer Schiwy and Gunther Gustav Schiwy on July 3, 1963 in Easton, MD.

Michael Schiwy graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School with the class of 1981 and attended the University of Maryland at College Park. He spent twelve consecutive summers working as a commercial fisherman in Egegik Alaska. After college he began dating the love of his life, Trudy Blouch, who he married on January 2, 1988. They remained married to for 26 wonderful years. Following college Michael also became a Master Electrician. In 1990 he was the winner of the national championship in the Associated Builders and Contractors electrical competition. Soon after he bought his father’s and mother’s electrical contracting business, Gunther’s Electric, Inc. and continued to run it until his passing.

When he wasn’t working, he spent a lot of his time volunteering for the Centreville Rotary Club, where he was an active member for 16 years taking on many positions along the way. In addition, he was a long standing and current member of the Queen Anne’s County Electrical Board. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, MD for more than 25 years. He was a former board member of the Chesapeake College Foundation and a former member of the Upper Shore Manufacturing & Business Council at Chesapeake College. He enjoyed spending time with his family, flying as a private pilot, boating, fishing, piddling around in his workshop working on various projects and gifts, and riding on his 1950’s John Deere tractor.