Nicholas A. Panzone, father of OAFP Past President Mary Jo Welker, MD, passed away on November 21 at Arlington Court Nursing Home. He was 94.
He is survived by his son, Nicholas A. Panzone Jr.; his wife, Linda Panzone; his daughter, Dr. Mary Jo Panzone Welker and her husband, Mr. Lloyd M. Welker, Jr.; and his former daughter-in- law, Mary Francis O’Kane. He is also survived by his grandson, Nicholas Panzone IV, and his wife, Emily Panzone; and great-grandsons, Carson Panzone and Mason Panzone. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Violet M. Panzone, his two brothers, and seven sisters.
Nicholas was born in Columbus, OH, and served in the Army in Europe in World War II. Following his return from the service, he was employed at Jeffrey Mining and Manufacturing for 40 years. He and his wife enjoyed an active retirement with traveling and family activities. Nicholas was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and was a man of deep faith and commitment to family. As a husband, father, and friend, he served as a wonderful role model to others.
His family received friends on November 25 at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home in Columbus and gathered at the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Columbus on November 26 for his funeral Mass. Rev. Msgr. John Johnson, presided. Entombment to follow at the Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center, OH. Condolences may be sent via the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home website.