Rocky Michael Panos
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November 2, 1955
April 18, 2012
Rocky Panos passed away in Busan, South Korea on April 18, 2012.
He was born on November 2, 1955 in Palmdale, CA to Shirley & Bill Panos.
The family moved to Sparks, NV in 1967. Rocky attended Dillworth Middle School and Hug High school. He joined the Marine Corps in 1976 where he proudly served for 20 years as a helicopter mechanic and crew chief. Rocky also served in the Gulf War. He retired in 1996 and lived and worked in Alaska and South Korea.
Rocky was preceded in death by his Father Bill Panos, Mother and Step-Father Shirley & Howard Van Wicklen and Brother Bill Panos Jr. He is survived by his Son Christopher Panos of Anaheim, CA, Daughter Marie Berkley (Stephen) of Sacramento, CA, Brother Steve Panos of Sparks, NV, Sister Rebecca Brunje (Howard) of San Antonio, TX and Sister Debbie Baker (Bradley) of Sparks, NV and several Nephews and Nieces.
A memorial service and inurnment will be held Friday, June 1st at 11:30 am at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley with reception/lunch at the home of Rocky's sister Debbie in Sparks.
Rocky had many friends from across the country and the world. He will be greatly missed.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on May 27, 2012