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Newspaper publisher , company executive

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.


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.


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.

Rosario S. Spitaleri

Martha (Landerer) Spitaleri

Marjorie A. Ferrar

Marc Spitaleri

Eric Spitaleri

Kris Spitaleri

Lynn Spitaleri