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My deepest sympathy to Joan and family. I grew up next door to" Richie" and his family and have fond memories of the good old days in Sharpsburg. Rest in Peace and my God look after those you left behind.


Posted by: Fran (Ferraro) Hensel - Gibsonia, PA   Apr 18, 2021

So many wonderful memories I’ll cherish. Hopefully Rich and Dad are sitting together deep into a poker game, laughing, smoking cigars and catching up on old times. Deepest Sympathies to his family. Rest in Peace Rich.


Posted by: Carma Rey Klaja - Friend   Apr 12, 2021

To the family I offer my deepest sympathies. Mr. Panza was one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure knowing. The whole family is a reflection of him. I truly am sad for your loss. As a child growing up next door, I was always welcome in your house, whether to visit, shoot pool or use the speed bag. It was a needed escape. Thank you Mr. Panza and the whole family for that. I will always remember.


Posted by: John Raum (Lakatos) - Apple Valley, CA - Friend   Apr 11, 2021

Dear Joan and Family,

I was very sorry to read of Rich's passing. He was a good man, dedicated to his family and his community. I got to know him in the 1980's, at various county and League of Municipalities events, and always enjoyed talking to him about his beloved Sharpsburg. Rich represented his borough with honor and never missed an opportunity to help the citizens of Sharpsburg.

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Posted by: Larry Dunn Dunn, former Allegheny County Commissioner - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   Apr 11, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Joan and her family on the passing of Rich. He was a life long friend and classmate. May God be with all of you during the sad time. The people of Sharpsburg lost a dear friend. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Love! Joe, Elaine and family.


Posted by: Joe & Elaine Kolc - Sharpsburg, PA - Friend   Apr 10, 2021

Dear Panza Family,
May the Love of Friends and Family carry you through this grief. Mr. Panza was a Kind and Gentle man. He was always easy to talk to and made you feel like you mattered. I really admired your dad, Holly! I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to You and Your Family. God Bless!


Posted by: Diane (Vita) Scott - Friend   Apr 10, 2021

Jody and Richie gave me my first job. How lucky for me - a pretty naïve and dumb kid, I couldn’t have worked for better people. I will always be grateful for their mentorship and for the patience they showed to me.


Posted by: Mara O'Neill - Pittsburgh, PA - friend   Apr 09, 2021

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Holly. My Condolences.


Posted by: Paula Volkman - Pittsburgh, PA   Apr 09, 2021

Joan and Family,

So sorry to read of Rich's passing. Growing up in Sharpsburg and living on Middle Street in my younger days I always remember Rich taking me and the neighbor kids to the Willow swimming pool. He was always fun to be with and always had a smile or a joke to tell. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. God Bless.


Posted by: Peter Ferraro - Port Charlotte - Friend   Apr 08, 2021

Such a good man. He helped more than a few people out of a pinch, including me as a teenager. I saw him a few times over the years...and nothing changed. He stood up for the week and had a heart of gold. I saw it with my own eyes. He was a mans man and his family is better because of it. God Bless Mr. Panza. Heaven got a good guy today.


Posted by: Michael Ferraro - PA - Friend   Apr 08, 2021