Michael A. Vertes, 69, passed away on Saturday, October 29th at his home in Weston, Connecticut. He was born Miklos Weisz in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. Mr. Vertes and his mother survived the Shoah with Swiss schutzpasse in a house protected by the nuncio, Angelo Rotta and later in the closed ghetto. His father, Imre Weisz, was taken for forced labor with the Hungarian army to the Ukrain and never returned. After the Hungarian revolution of 1956 he escaped to Vienna and emigrated to the United States settling in New York. In New York he studied chemical engineering at City College and also received an advanced degree from New York University. Later he attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard University. While studying in New York he met and married Agnes Katz to whom he was married for 45 years. He had an exciting and successful career. He worked on fuel cells, the power source for the Apollo project, for which he was g ranted several patents. Later he was an executive of American Metal Climax Company, where he was in charge of multi-million dollar plant construction throughout the world. In 1978 he established his consulting and marketing company, importing and exporting chemicals. Mr. Vertes was an enthusiastic supporter of the state of Israel. Services were held at Temple Israel in Westport, CT. He is survived by his loving wife, Agnes, his son Roger and wife Rina of Newton, Mass., his daughter Vivian Rockmacher and husband Warren of Trumbull, Conn., and six grandchildren