Age 84 of Sharpsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6 at home surrounded by family.
He was the doting husband of Joan (Banachoski) for 63 years. Loving father of Richard Panza (Bev), Holly Panza, April Bear (Bear), Julie Humble (Shane), and his beloved daughters Bonnie Bokor (Steve) and Robin Panza (Norm Suwalski) who passed away far too soon and he is joyfully reunited with. Deeply admired grandfather of Victoria and Tre Panza, Crystal Ohm (Brandon), Bobby Matthews (Danielle), Michael Matthews (Heather), Cody Matthews, Brandi Justice (Jeff), Brandon Bear, Tysen, Devyn, Grayden and Westyn Humble. Adored great grandfather of Max, Ori, Myles and Gabriella.
He attended Stetson University, playing football and basketball, his only time living away from his favorite town (and lady). A master of all things yet everyone's equal. An entrepreneur and man of service. Former policeman, councilman, and mayor for 60+years. Owner of several businesses, most notedly Expert Window Cleaning which is celebrating 60 years of business. He always worked hard to support his family. A friend of every waiter/waitress and passerby, he talked to everyone he crossed paths with. He wanted to know their story and in turn share his (along with some corny or off-colored jokes). Strong, kind, compassionate, caring...always putting the needs of others before his own. He will be so deeply missed! We are forever thankful to have had him as the rock and mentor in our lives and will cherish every memory.
Friends received Friday Noon - 9 pm at Worrell Funeral Home, Inc., Sharpsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Juan Diego Parish in Madonna of Jerusalem Church on Saturday at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. Sharpsburg, PA 15215.