James L. Veite, 78, of Avon, passed away early Monday morning, August 12, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Avon Campus after battling a lengthy illness. James was born in Youngstown in 1941, where he attended South High School. He moved to North Ridgeville in 1975 and had been a resident of Avon since 1995.
James was founder of Veite Cryogenic Equipment and Service. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of cryogenic pump equipment and services throughout the world. James was a longtime member of the North Ridgeville VFW. In his free time, James was a car enthusiast who enjoyed restoring historical vehicles, a private pilot, and a lover of life. He enjoyed spending time with his family in Lakeside, Marblehead and Florida.
James is survived by his children, Michael, James, Jr. and Dawn Merrill (Mike); his beloved grandchildren, Haley, Julia and Travis and his longtime companion, Dawn Palmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Angeline Veite (nee Guzzo) and siblings, Harry and Patricia Harris.
Prayers at 9:15 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at the funeral home prior to Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Clarence Catholic Church, 30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at The Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. Interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.