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Andy Panico

Norbert Andrew Panico, 95 of Antwerp passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Coventry Meadows, Fort Wayne.

Andy was born in Hicksville on Dec. 12, 1922 a son of the late James, Sr. & Elizabeth (Everet)

He was a 1941 graduate of Hicksville High School & proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in seven invasions during World War II. He was the owner of Panico’s Clothing Store in Antwerp and was always active in the Antwerp community being a member of the VFW, the Presbyterian Church & a charter member of Antwerp Rotary.  

On July 17, 1947 he married Barbara Bedor, who passed away April 16, 2014.

Andy will be sadly missed by his daughter, Andrea of Fort Wayne, brother, Rev. Russell; 5 grandchildren & his treasured great grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his son, Jim; grandson, Mike & siblings, Marcella & Jack.

Services are Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11 am, with viewing from 9 to 11 am at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp.
He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to Antwerp Rotary. 

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com 

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I didn't know Andy until the summer of 2017 when he called me to fix his washing machine. We quickly became friends as he was a very nice friendly person. He told me about his service in the Navy. Wow. The next day I returned with a book for Andy to read. ALL THE GALLANT MEN, by Pearl Harbor/ USS ARIZONA survivor, Donald Stratton. Andy later told me that he cried several times while reading the book. Now, I ask you all to read it too so you'll understand what these men,like Andy, went through to give us the freedom we enjoy. Rest in peace Andy. You are one of my heroes.

Tim Franklin Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. Andy was such a nice man and will be missed. Gods blessings to you.

Lonnie and Linda Bostelman Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

Andrea - so sorry to hear of your dad's death. That winning basketball team is now reunited.
I thought the world of your dad - for what he was and what he meant to my dad. I know you will miss him, but
will have memories of time spent together. My sincere sympathies.
Colleen Hurni Richter

Colleen Richter Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Andrea -
I am sorry to hear of Andy's passing. I met your Mom and Dad at Paulding County Hospital. They quickly became friends of mine as well as patients and I loved them both dearly. They were such a good match and I am sure they are glad to see one another again. I have many memories of the fun we had.
Bobbi Matson ( former Respiratory Therapist at PCH)

Bobbi Matson Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Good memories of shopping at "Panico's". Andy always enjoyed visiting. When we became neighbors, he would stop and,again, visit. May God grant comfort as you grieve and then His peace.

Keith and Joyce West Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Andy Panico

Stacy Taylor Boyd Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Andy Panico

Judy Wannemacher Hammons Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Fair winds and Following Seas on your journey to The Lord ! Anchors Aweigh Andy "Con"

Con Shuherk Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Andy Panico

Michael, Malinda and Madison Schmidt Mar 13 2018 12:00 AM

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