Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
Mark E. Fant, a Great Neck North Class of ‘77 alumni died March 5, 2012 at the age of 52. After high school he attended New York University receiving a BA in sociology and thereafter enrolled in NYU School of Law. Upon completion he began a successful career as an attorney practicing in Manhattan. He started to build his practice initially associated with the law offices of Robert G. Heim. A member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York County Lawyers Association, he specialized in collection litigation.
Attorney Fant held several certifications as well as a diploma from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, upon completion of the Masters Advocates and Trial Advocacy programs. He was an active member of 100 Black Men, the Brooklyn National Guardsmen and upon his death he was Sire Archon of the Beta Zeta Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (the oldest Black Fraternity; founded 1904).
Born May 29, 1959 in the Bronx, NY, Mark is survived by his mother Winnie L. Fant; sisters, Verenice Fant (Salvatore Sicuro) and Lisa Fant. His nephews, Mattia Sicuro and Ruben Fant-Allen, replicate in many ways his love of adventure and sports, especially basketball. He also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends to cherish his memory.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday April 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at The Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Pl., New York, NY 10030.