JOHN WRIGHT


JOHN STEWART BELL WRIGHT John Stewart Bell Wright, 90, of Vero Beach, Florida, died May 5, 2013 in Vero Beach. John was born in Bangalore, India March 1, 1923, to English parents Arthur Charles and Annie Brown (Millar) Wright. John is survived by his brother, David Wright; his children: Claire Ann Wilkinson (David), Penelope Jane Stetz, Deborah Sue Dunlap, Douglas John Wright (Debra Bley); and his grandchildren: Emily Dunlap and Lauren Dunlap. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, Barbara (1986), and his second wife/ girlfriend of 22 years, Eileen Erdevig Liebman (2010); his sister Margaret (2011), brothers Hugh, Peter, and Douglas, and son-in-law Jon Stetz (2005). John joined the Royal Air Force on his eighteenth birthday, his rank was Flight Lieutenant, and he served from 1941 to 1946. He flew 41 missions, and was taken prisoner of war by the Germans. In 1954, John immigrated to the United States from England with his wife, Barbara, and daughters, Claire and Penelope. After working for Milprint, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for eight years, Mr. Wright founded Visual Systems, Inc. in Milwaukee, and was president and chief executive officer from 1962-1985 and chairman of the Board of Directors from 1985-1990. Member of Rotary Club (chairman of Milwaukee chapter 1979-83, senior citizens' committee 1979-83); Tripoli Country Club 1966-2002 (president 1973-74); River Tennis Club (president 1977-78). John lived in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin for 33 years, and resided at 6115 Lake Drive Court for the last twenty of those years. All together, John lived in Vero Beach for more than seventeen years, first in the Moorings, and the last twelve years in Indian River Club. John will join his first wife in the columbarium at Christ Church in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. A service will be held in Vero Beach, Florida at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 405 43rd Street on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception following in the parish hall. No flowers, please. Donations may be made to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. https://www.vnatc.com/home/pages/Donate.cfm Paid Obituary


Published in the TC Palm on May 12, 2013