Mercadante, Ottorino N., 1925-2001
- Existence: 1925 (date of birth) - 2001 (date of death) - 2001
Ottorino N. “Rino” Mercadante was born in Torre De Passeri, Italy in 1925 to Edgardo and Alfonsia Sensisi Mercadante. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy and pursued a career as an artist. In 1954, he married Ileana Tarquinio. Together, they immigrated to the United States in 1956.
Mercadante found employment as a senior consumer products designer for Corning Glass Works. Mercadante acquired a number of patents for the company, and he remained in its employ until his until his retirement in 1987. Mercadante also designed for Steuben.
Mercadante died in 2001 in Corning, New York.