James L. Veite passed away on August 12, 2019, after battling a lengthy illness. James was born in Youngstown, Ohio 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 is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Angeline Veite (nee Guzzo) and siblings, Harry and Patricia Harris.
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