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John C. Panella Jr., 70, of Gotha, Florida, passed away on July 25, 2017.
He was born in New Castle on Feb. 27, 1947, to John Carmen Panella Sr. and Rosemarie Manthy.
John was an IT systems administrator for Westgate Resorts, a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, Florida.
He loved photography, cruising with his wife, and watching football, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Carmen Panella Sr.
John is survived by his mother, Rosemarie Panella; loving wife of 48 years, Barbara "Eve" Panella; son, John (Kim) Panella; daughters, Jackie (Ramon) Icaza and Lisa Panella; sisters, Jane (Bruno) Santini, Joyce Panella and Jody Panella; and grandchildren, Alexander Ushiro, Ramon Icaza III, Desiree Lindenauer and Anna Panella.
John will be remembered for being a loving, wonderful, kind man who was extremely proud of his family.
There will be a memorial service in John's honor at 1 p.m. Aug. 5, 2017, at Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle.
Published on July 31, 2017
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