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Thomas Daniel Veit passed away at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical

Center in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from a stroke. He

was 56.

Tom was born April 30, 1948, in Kossuth, Ohio, to Melvin A. and Betty

(Rapp) Veit. The family moved to Loveland in 1956. Tom graduated from

Loveland High School and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Tom started his career at Price-Waterhouse in Denver

and then became the controller for the University of Southern Colorado

in Pueblo. Tom moved to Alaska in 1977, where he and his brother,

Melvin, formed an accounting firm partnership, Veit & Veit, CPAs.

Tom's love of education drew him to Alaska Pacific University, where he

earned a master's degree in business administration and a master's

degree in liberal arts. He also taught accounting there. Tom stayed in

Alaska until 1989.

Tom then moved to California, where he lived for 13 years and taught at

several universities in the Bay Area. Tom's most recent positions were

in Oregon at Oregon State University in Corvallis and Marylhurst

University in Lake Oswego.

Tom's hobbies were reading, golfing, bike riding, hiking and spending

time with his family, whom he loved very much.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Alvida; mother, Betty

of Loveland; three children from his first mar-

riage to Sue Haugen and their spouses, Spencer and Shannon of Albany,

Ore., Ben and Ruschel of Bend, Ore., and Rae and Mike Hollibaugh of

Bend; and a stepson and his wife, Michael

and Alycia Gencarelle of Folsom, Calif. He is also survived by seven

grandchildren, Brittany, Jordan, Jacob, Crystal, Madison, Hayden and

Thomas; four brothers, Mike of Loveland, Melvin of Willow, Alaska,

George of Prescott, Ariz., and Mark of Anchorage, Alaska; and two

sisters, Mary Haskin of Loveland, and Faye Veit-Parker of Montgomery,


He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin, earlier this year.

A memorial Mass was held Feb. 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in

Albany, Ore.

Memorial contributions in Tom's name can be made to the American

Diabetes Association in care of DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home, 815 N.W.

Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330.