Tim A. Panchak "Pan"
Tim Andrew Panchak, 58, of Wilmington passed away after a brief battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.
Tim grew up in North Wilmington and was a graduate of Brandywine High School and the University of Delaware. He worked as an estimator for many years, most recently with East Coast Plumbing & HVAC, Inc. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 74 and "Fun, Inc." He enjoyed many national and international journeys but his greatest joy and accomplishment was being a devoted dad to his precious daughters. He was his girls' No. 1 fan and supporter in all of their varied activities. Tim was always available to lend a helping hand and was a loyal friend to all. He was lovingly referred to as the "energizer bunny" and no task was ever too great. His life experiences filled him with abundant knowledge so much that his family referred any and all questions to "Ask Jeeves." Tim lived his life on his terms and left a lasting impression on all who were privileged to know him. He will be deeply missed by all. "Because I knew you, I have been changed for the good."
Tim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Fran (DeLuca) and his beloved daughters, Bethany, Emily and Holly; his parents, John and Dorothy Panchak; brothers, Robert (Paula), Ace (Sue), sister, Terry Sassaman (Paul) and sisters-in-law, Tina Distefano (Tom) and MaryAnna Sigmund and many nieces, nephews and countless friends whom he considered family.
A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at McCrery Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, where family and friends may call from 10:00am to 12:00pm. In honoring Tim's memory, please dress casually. Overflow parking will be available in the YMCA lot behind the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Newark, DE., 19702. Online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com