In Loving Memory of
Paul H. Zanetti
Paul Henry Zanetti, MD of Corpus Christi, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 11, 2016 at the age of 76.
Dr. Zanetti was born on February 14, 1940 in Detroit, MI to proud parents, Angelo and Elvera Zanetti. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1961 and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1965. He completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Health Science Center and moved to Corpus Christi in 1972 to begin what would be over 40 years in the private practice of neurosurgery. He was a board certified member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Nueces County Medical Society.
Dr. Zanettiâ€™s very creative and innovative mind spurred his medical research resulting in a patented technique and a patented device which both helped advance the field of neurosurgery and are still in use today. Upon retirement, he continued his involvement in medicine through research, case review, consulting and charity care.
Dr. Zanetti was an active parishioner, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Menâ€™s Club at St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was instrumental in the formation of the Journey to Damascus and was also involved with the Walk to Emmaus. Dr. Zanetti also served on the Board of Timonâ€™s Ministries. He loved starting his day with the newspaper cartoons, kayaking, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family. His children grew up watching Looney Toons cartoons and MASH with him â€" and driving down the beach in an orange VW "Thing" popping jellyfish.
Dr. Zanetti, known as Doc to his grandchildren, is preceded in death by his father Angelo Zanetti and grandson John Michael Bartolotta. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Carole, his mother, centurion Elvera Zanetti of Corpus Christi, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Michael Bartolotta of Houston, TX, and grandchildren, Grace and Matthew Bartolotta; his daughter, Dr. Lisa Rhodes of Austin, TX and grandchildren, Addison and Caden Rhodes; and his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ginger Zanetti of Austin, TX.
A Rosary will be recited at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Timonâ€™s Ministries or the Diocese of Corpus Christi Retired Priest Pension Fund.
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