Bio: Michael Fedenyszen

Michael B. Fedenyszen
Past Committee Member

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer
R.G. Vanderweil Engineers LLP
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Sadly, Michael passed away on March 29, 2017 in Boston. We thank Michael for his many contributions to the symposium and ISA over the past 30 years.   Many he rest in peace.


Michael B. Fedenyszen Jr., 68, passed away Monday, May 29, at Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill. He was the devoted husband of Linda (Twombly) Fedenyszen.

Fedenyszen was born Feb. 10, 1949, in Methuen, son of the late Michael B. and Sonia (Los) Fedenyszen. He was a lifelong resident of Haverhill, having attended Haverhill schools and graduating from Haverhill High School in 1967. He worked as an electrical engineering consultant for several years and was employed with Vanderweil of Boston, as an instrumentation engineer. He was a member and vice president of publications for the Instrumentation Society of America. Fedenyszen enjoyed traveling and time in Bermuda with his wife and family. He had an incredible work ethic, helped many people in need and was a friend of Bill W’s, offering guidance to friends and strangers on the road to recovery.

Fedenyszen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda; two sons, Michael B. Fedenyszen III and wife Deborah of Somerville and Justin E. Fedenyszen and wife Kimberly of Merrimac; grandson, Owen; brother, Joseph; and several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

Calling hours are Friday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. A service to celebrate his life takes place Friday at the funeral home following calling hours. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in Fedenyszen’s memory be made to MSPCA 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130.


Michael has been an ISA member since 1977, active with the Boston Section Executive Board since 1990 elected and appointed to positions of: President, Secretary, Society Delegate, and is currently Nomination Committee chairman. In District 1 Michael held positions of District Vice President where he was Vice-chair of the Council of DVP’s. In addition, he served as District 1 Nominator, Workshop General Chairman, and Sessions Developer / Presenter for workshops.

In the national arena Michael is past Director of the WWID where he is the current Facilitator, H&A Chairman and Symposium Awards Chairman. He has maintained his activity in the Publications Department currently serving on the InTech, Editorial Advisory Board, and is Director of Books. Michael is also a member of the Standards & Practices committee S&P105: Loop Checks/SAT/FAT.

While WWID Division Director in 2010 he promoted the division scholarship program and advanced the first WWID Scholarship, and on behalf of the WWID received the societies Industry & Science Department Most Improved Division Award.

He is a recipient of the ISA Distinguished Society Service Award and has the distinction of authoring a featured article in ISA’s Motion Control journal, Those Wet And Wild Rides

ISA Philosophy: Michael believes that the local section is responsible for reaching out to its members as a means to enhance their professional status. He is established as a mentor to members seeking to advance within the society. Michael believes that the ISA is the foremost way by which its versatile membership can stay “tuned” to the latest changes in the technology of Measurement and Controls.

Michael is employed with Vanderweil Engineers, an MEP design and build consulting firm, in their corporate headquarters located in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer.