Guy C. Panza

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Guy C. Panza, 107, of The Maples of Towson, formerly of Reisterstown and Westminster, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.

Born Dec. 11, 1905, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Habibb and Wilhemina Passiflora Panza. He was the wife of Sally Helena Peraro Panza, who died in 1999.

He was a retired production manager for Lockheed Martin, formerly The Glen L. Martin Co. Years ago he was a member of the Democratic Club, Civil Defense, Holy Name Society and St. Ambrose Catholic Church where he was a usher. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was an usher, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, golf, football and was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are daughters Carol A. Zipfel and husband James, of BelAir, and Jacqueline M. Weir, of Westminster; grandchildren James Zipfel Jr., Philip Zipfel, Diane Messerschmidt, J. Christopher Weir, John Weir and Juliane Kellar; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Joseph W. Weir Jr.; and siblings Ralph DelGrosso, Americo and Frank Panza, Lena Panza-Sciullo, Amelia Panza-Porrera, Ida DelGrosso-Poggi, Rose Panza-Thompson and Genevieve Panza-Pick.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon. Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031; or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, MD 21071.

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Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Owings Mills
11605 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 356-7676
Published in Carroll County Times from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013
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