Veit, Hans Roland
Jan. 17, 1930 - Apr. 4, 2014
Hans Roland Veit was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. His family was split up due to wartime persecution and he was raised in Innsbruck, Austria. Hans eventually immigrated to the United States in 1949. After serving with distinction in the United States Army, he graduated with his BA from the University of Michigan
and received his Juris Doctorate from the Franklin Marshall College of Law. After many years of private practice in Solon, Ohio he was elected as Court of Common Pleas Judge of Geauga County, where he presided for 18 years.
Hans married Renate E. Kielmann in 1955 and they settled in Chagrin Falls where they raised four children. He retired in 1993 and he and Renate traveled extensively. During this time they resettled in Venice, Florida.
An avid world traveler, sailor, skier, and a lifelong patron of the arts, his true passion was playing tennis, which he played almost every day for 78 years.
Hans is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Renate Eleonore Veit currently of Venice, Florida; his four children, Christopher Veit of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Paul Veit of Newport, Rhode Island, Anthony Veit of Crested Butte, Colorado, and Barbara Veit Hekler of Boston, Massachusetts; his six beloved grandchildren and his extended family throughout the world.