James H. Veghte ’49

James H. Veghte ’49 died on January 26, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio.

(The following was published by the Dayton Daily News on January 29, 2020)

James H., age 92, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda, and his sister Jessie. He is survived by his wife of almost fifty years, Anne, and their children, Steven, Carol (Pete), David, Jill, Julie, Joel (Terri), and Tracie and numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard “Dick,” (Jan) and his sister Sue.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, his master’s degree from University of Alaska, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Jim retired as a lieutenant colonel after twenty-five years in the United States Air Force, primarily in research and development. He then established a consulting business developing clothing to protect fire fighters.

Jim was a long-time member of The First Baptist Church of Dayton and active with several different community groups. Jim was also a life-long, avid bird watcher.

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