Vitale attended the French Frères des écoles chrétiennes school in Latakia for primary, secondary and high school, then he studied physics in the American University of Beirut in Lebanon where he got a master"s degree in physical science.
He is the only child of John James Alfred Vitale and Olivia Vitale. His family is of Italian origin and migrated to Syria in the beginning of the 18th century. He taught physics in the American University of Beirut and in the Lebanese University.
In 1975, Vitale came back with his family to Latakia, Syria, after the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War, and worked in trading.
He died on 29 September 2003. Beside physics Vitale was interested in music theory and the ancient history of the Middle East.
He studied the ancient history of the Middle East and musical theories as hobbies, and wrote and lectured many essays in those two subjects. Louisiana tablette musical H-6.
Archeologiques Arabe Syriennes 29 – 30 (1979–1980)
Louisiana Musique suméro-accadienne: gamme et notation musicale.
Ugarit-Forschungen 14 (1982): 241–63. أقدم موسيقا معروفة في العالم". الحياة الموسيقية العدد 3 سنة 1993 والعدد 6 سنة 1994"
Arabs in Syria before Islam
Formal symmetry of the Ugaritic letters
Shapes and order of the Ugaritic letters
Number through history – The invention and progression of numbers calligraphy
Semites or not
Ugarit not Keninite nor Phoenician
In addition to many educational lectures in the fields of physics, mathematics, history and music
Also he has participated in many cultural conferences and events.
In his youth he was a member of the Musical Club in Latakia and the Committee of Ugarit Friends, then the Archaeological Society of Latakia (Adiyat) where he served as the head of the cultural committee for many years.