William (Bill) Panos
December 23, 1930-March 1, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC
William "Vasileios" Panos, known as Bill, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina died in his home on Saturday, March 01, 2014 of natural causes at the age of 83 with his loving wife and family around him. He was born in Greece in 1930, and as a young man, served in the Greek army. In 1960, he moved to New York where he married his late wife, Victoria Poulos of Bradford, Pennsylvania. Mr. Panos and his wife raised their family in Rochester, New York, where he was a successful restaurateur, owning several Tip Top restaurants. Mr. Panos and his family relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1983, where he owned and operated several pancake houses. Mr. Panos is survived by his wife, Angela (Livinski) Panos of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, whom he married in 2001; his son, Ted Panos (Maria); his daughter, Elaine Willett (Cliff); and son, Dino Panos (Catie); his step-daughter, Victoria Livinski; eleven grandchildren, Victoria, Cora, Billy, Stephanie, and Freida Panos, Amalia and Zoe Willett, and Julia, Hannah, Josh, and Will Panos. He is also survived by his sister, Kostanda Harmantzis; nephews, Tommy, Ted, and George Hristodoulou; and nieces, Loula Juka and Mina LaPointe. Mr. Panos is predeceased by his wife Victoria Panos, his sister Alexandra Hirstodoulou; and a nephew, George Harmantzis. Mr. Panos is remembered fondly as a man who loved his family, as well as his friends, and who was always quick to help others. Possessing a very special place in his heart was his grandchildren, who will always remember his storytelling, generosity, unique sense of humor, and sticking their fingers in his scotch. "S 'agapó Papou!" The wake will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM, with a Trisagion service at 7:00 PM at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Southern Palms Memorials Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A, Murrell's Inlet, SC 29576; or to Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
906 67th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506
Published in The Sun News on Mar. 2, 2014