Stanley S. Veit Titusville On July 29, 2010, surrounded by loving family and friends, one of the brilliant minds of our time crossed over into the loving care of God. Stan was born December 25, 1919 in New York City to Bert Veit and Jean Richfield-Veit and is survived by his devoted wife Dede (Lucretia), loving daughter April Morrissette (Larry), daughter Hallie Ewanus (Michael), grand daughter Mindy Lawson (Stan), great grandsons Derek Duvak and Brandon Duvak. Also brother and sister-in-law Pat and Betty Palumbo, nephews Paul Cornelison, Jimmy Cornelison, nieces Patti Palumbo, Dr. Liz Ferguson (Michael), Kim Vega (Phil) and numerous grandneph ews and grandnieces. Stan proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945. Stans major inspiration came early in life from his grandfather Sam Veit (Minna). These guiding principles became the ba sis of Stans lifelong quest for knowledge, self-im provement and dedication to passing that wealth of knowledge on to others. The innumerable acco lades of this publishing visionary and personal computer guru are partially illustrated in these accomplishments: Computer Shopper Magazine - Editor-in- Chief, Publisher and Editor- in-Chief Emeritus Computer Mart of New York - Founder and CEO of the first retail computer store in the Eastern United States Computers and Electronics Magazine - Editor Popular Electronics Magazine - Computer Editor The New School of Social Research - Instructor Sporting Clays Magazine - Editor-in-Chief Grumman Aviation Publishing - Technical Writer Shutterbug Magazine: Editorial Director In addition to shaping the personal computer industry from inception to present day through his editorial prominence, Stan was a prolific author of nu merous books about per sonal computers including: Stan Veits History of the Personal Computer (revision at publisher) Using Microcomputers in Business Getting Involved With Your Own Computer: with Leslie Soloman A Complete Buyers Guide to Personal Computers: with Tim Hartnell Stan was a founding member of Unity Church on the Space Coast in Titusville, an active mem ber of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #2113, a member of American Legion Post 1, Titusville and a member of The Valiant Air Command. He also was a member of the Titusville Computer Club and the Sand Point Model Boat Club. Stan supported the arts in Brevard County as a Gold member of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Supporting member of The Emma Parrish Theater. Addition ally he was a supporting member of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. A joyful celebration of Stans life will be held at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #2113, 2955 Columbia Blvd. (State Road 405), Titusville, FL, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Stans name to either Unity Church on the Space Coast and/or the SPCA of North Brevard.
Published in FloridaToday on Aug. 15, 2010.