|Source: Register Star (Rockford, Illinois) Page: 25
Dated Apr. 30, 1997
Joseph J. Panzica, 76
LASALLE - Joseph J. Panzica, 76, of LaSalle,
died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 24, 1997, in his home.
Born in LaSalle to Nick and Carmella Pagoria Panzica.
Married Ruth Orr on May 21, 1946, in St. Patrick Catholic
Church, LaSalle. Employed as an estimator by Ricci
Construction Co. until retiring U. S. Army veteran of World War
II. Member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Former
LaSalle alderman. President of the board at Lighted Way
Children's Developmental Center. Member of LaSalle County
Board. Active in the Department of Illinois VFW.
Member of Illinois Valley Contractors Association.
Survivors include wife, Ruth; daughter, Dr. Patricia
Pnzica-Brown of Rockford; son, Joseph J. Panzica, Jr.;
three grandchildren; sisters, Jennie (Carl) Kirar of
Peru, Ill., and Alice Koyak of Loves Park; brother,
Anton Panzica of Hinsdale. Predeceased by parents; a
son in infancy; one sister and three brothers.
Services were Monday, Apr. 28, in Hurst Funeral Home
and in St. Patrick Catholic Church, LaSalle. Burial, with
military honors, was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials to Lighted Way Children's Developmental Center or
charity of choice.