Vince Zerante Obituary, Death – Vince Zerante ’70, who taught science at Marian Catholic for 44 years before his passing, has been laid to rest. Cathie, the woman he loved deeply, and their daughter Bettina, who was born in 2005, are all that remain of Vince. Vince became a member of the Marian Catholic family when he was 14 years old and began his freshman year there. With the exception of the time he was away at college, he remained in the building until he retired in 2018. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loras College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Curriculum from Governor’s State University. In 1974, following his graduation from college, Vince came back to Marian Catholic to teach both Chemistry and Biology there.
He was a well-liked instructor who was famous for his wry sense of humor and his genuine affection for his pupils. It is estimated that Vince was responsible for the education of 5,800 students, many of whom were motivated by him to pursue jobs in the scientific fields. He had a remarkable way of communicating with pupils and directing them to act in a manner that was appropriate.
Before he passed away, many of his former classmates, students, and friends reminisced about the good times they had spent with Vince and shared humorous anecdotes. You can visit bit.ly/storiesforprovince to read those stories and share your own, as well.
Nora Zerante ’11 and Ben Zerante ’02, both of whom are currently teaching at Marian Catholic, are Vince’s niece and nephew, respectively. Vince is their uncle. The enthusiasm that Vince exuded was palpable to everyone he met, and his energy will never be forgotten by those who had the opportunity to know him. When we have more information about the arrangements, we will put them here.