Mark Peter Zanna
March 4th, 1944-February 22nd, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mark Peter Zanna (Waterloo, Ontario), who passed away on February 22, 2020, at the age of 75, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his sons, Adam (Colleen) and Jamie (Eugenia); his siblings, Tom and Eleanor Brown (Dave); his niece Madeline; his grandchildren, Penelope, Ethan, Theo and Dylan; and his parents, Mary Zanna and Peter Zanna.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 29th 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home (171 King St S, Waterloo, ON N2J1P7). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 29th 2020 at 6:30 PM at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to a scholarship in Mark's name to support Graduate Studies in Psychology at the University of Waterloo.
ERB & GOOD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
Robert Burmaster (Burmaster)
I JUST CAME ACROSS A PHOTO OF THE 1962 SLP BASEBALL TEAM. I HAVE NOW POSTED ON MY WALL.
IN THE FRONT ROW NEXT TO ME IS MARK, BRINGS BACK FOND MEMORIES OF OUR TEAM AND HIM
ALSO PICTURED IS VERN WINTER, OUR COACH. HE GAVE ME PERSPECTIVE WHICH I CONTINUE TO LIVE BY
"REMEMBER, THE OTHER TEAM PUTS THEIR PANTS ON ONE LEG AT A TIME TOO," HE SAID THAT WHEN OUR LEGION TEAM WAS UP AGAINST RICHFIELD, A BIG FAVORITE TO WIN. THAT STATEMENT PROPELLED US TO A 'BIG' WIN AND THE THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
HIS INSIGHT WAS SO ACUTE AND ACCURATE. NEVER WILL FORGET.
A model for us all. Mark was a great guy! We served a co-captains of our Minn. State Championship basketball team our senior year along with Bruce Ackland. Always honest, hard working, he met his parents proud standards. He was raised in his family to the highest standards. We crossed paths in college a few times at Yale, Princeton and during spring break in Florida in 1964. A major heart throb for all the girls in our class. He was a gift for us all.
I lived just down the street and around the corner from the Zanna's. Summertime would find me shooting baskets. Accross the street from Mark's house were the (Steve) Ashley's with a great "mini" basketball court. Pick-up games were common and we were always looking for players..I remember on occasion, basketball in hand, heading to Mark's to see if he could play. Mr. Zanna would come to the door and I would ask. Didn't seem to matter what time or day. No, Mark couldn't come out now...in their living room a round table was set up and on the table books and papers and "stuff" etc...sitting at the table:Tom, Eleanor and Mark...reading writing arithmatic or maybe (you think) "how to play basketball?"