CANFIELD, Ohio –Dante Zambrini, the former superintendent Canfield Local Schools and the retired interim vice president of operations of Eastern Gateway Community College, died unexpectedly Monday after falling ill at his home in Canfield. He was 61.
Zambrini retired July 1 from his post at EGCC. His office was at the Valley Center in downtown Youngstown.
He held bachelor and master’s degrees from Youngstown State University, was superintendent of Canfield Local School District for 10 years and held other positions with that school system for 36 years.
Former Eastern Gateway President Dr. Laura Meeks said Zambrini’s work was integral to the college. She explained that he was serving on the board of trustees when the college transitioned from Jefferson County Community College in Steubenville to Eastern Gateway, and expanded its operations to serve Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.
“His board participation helped establish the college,” said Meeks, who retired at the same time as Zambrini. “In the position of vice president, for three years he helped with the organization and implementation of our strategic plans, not only building projects but with student support services and curriculum.”
The former president went on to say, “I am so appreciative to Mr. Zambrini for the warmth and energy he gave to students and to his colleagues at Eastern Gateway. He was not only a friend but also a guide to me in my responsibility.”
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, 3701 Starr’s Centre Drive, Canfield, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday in St. Michael Church, Route 46, Canfield, where the funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m.
Editor’s Note: This story was corrected to reflect where Zambrini received his college degrees.
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