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Vincent H. Gattone II

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Vincent H. Gattone II

Vincent H. Gattone II passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21st, at the age of 62. He was born June 8, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to Vincent and Ardita Gattone.

Vincent earned a BS in Chemistry from Ursinus College, a MS in Anatomic Pathology from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Medical College of Ohio. He was a professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He previously held faculty positions at Penn State University and University of Kansas Medical Schools. Throughout his career, he enjoyed sabbaticals at the University of Michigan, Mayo Clinic and University College London. Dr. Gattone loved teaching anatomy and research ethics. He dedicated his scholarship of research to kidney disease, specifically AIDS nephropathy, renal hypertension, and Polycystic Kidney Disease. He received numerous awards and distinctions for research and teaching, most recently the Lillian Jean Kaplan Award. He was an avid traveler and photographer. He was passionate about his family.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane; their five children, Jennifer, Los Angeles, Christina, Boston, and Anthony, Nicholas and Catherine, Indianapolis. He is also survived by his two sisters, Antonette Saul and Elva Burlingham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the PKD Foundation.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26th at North Unted Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, from 2-4 p.m. in parlor and 4 p.m. service in the sanctuary.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 25, 2014
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