Edgecombe students mourn social studies teacher

Posted February 24, 2009

— Faculty and students at SouthWest Edgecombe High School started Tuesday with a moment of silence for social studies teacher Mark Anthony Lanunziata.

Lanunziata died Sunday at his home in Greenville, the school said. Assistant Principal Marc Whichard shared the news with students Tuesday morning.

Lanunziata taught at the school for more than a decade. He graduated from Wyoming Area High School in 1975 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and education in 1979 from Kings College in Pennsylvania.

Funeral arrangements were pending.


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  • lecker73 Feb 25, 2009

    check out This is the Tarboro newspaper and they have a story about him. He apparently died in his sleep. Praying for his family and the students that knew him.

  • pebbles262004 Feb 25, 2009

    So sorry, Was he sick or did he have a heart attack , what happen?