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Vernon Rosario Spitaleri

Vernon Rosario Spitaleri, American newspaper publisher, manufacturing company executive. Decorated Purple Heart.


  • Spitaleri, Vernon Rosario was born on August 2, 1922 in Pelham, New York, United States. Son of Rosario S. and Martha (Landerer) Spitaleri.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1942.


    • Manager mechanical department American Newspaper Publications Association, New York City, 1946-1953. Research director, general administrator Miami Herald and Knight Newspapers (Florida), 1953-1957. Chairman board, president Sta-Hi Corporation, Newport Beach, California, 1957-1974.

      Vice president Republic Corporation, 1974-1976, Sun Chemical Corporation, 1976-1979. Chairman board Sta-Hi Color Service, Sta-Hi Europe, Brussels, Concrete Floats-Huntington Engineering Corporation, Huntington Beach, California, Kamalloy Alloys Corporation. Editor, public Laguna Beach (California) News-Post, 1967-1981.

      President Laguna Public Company, National Newspaper Foundation. Director Suburban Newspapers American. Chairman board Victory Professional Products, Mango Surfware.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    President Boys Club, Laguna Beach. Member citizens advisory committee Laguna Beach. President Laguna Beach Library.

    Board, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Coordinator Council. Board directors Sta-Hi Foundation. Director Opera Pacific, Festival of Arts.

    Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Management Association, National Newspaper Association (director), California Newspaper Publications Association (director), Laguna Beach Chamber of Chamber (board directors), Dana Point Yacht Club, Alpha Tau Omega.


    • Married Marjorie A. Ferrar, October 14, 1952. Children: Marc, Eric, Kris, Lynn.
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    Born August 2, 1922
    • 1942
      Carnegie Mellon University
    • 1946 - 1953
      Manager, mechanical department American Newspaper Publications Association
    • 1953 - 1957
      research director, Miami Herald and Knight Newspapers (Florida)
    • 1953 - 1957
      general administrator, Miami Herald and Knight Newspapers (Florida)
    • 1957 - 1974
      chairman, Sta-Hi Corporation
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1957 - 1974
      president, Sta-Hi Corporation
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      vice president, Republic Corporation
    • 1976 - 1979
      vice president, Republic Corporation