Margaret Ann "Marge" (Wansack) Panzarella

Born: Fri., Jul. 29, 1932
Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., May 17, 2017

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Margaret Ann “Marge” (Wansack) Panzarella, 84, of Hermitage, formerly of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 13th, 2017 at Sharon Regional Health System.  

She was a caring and giving person who would help anyone in need.
Margaret was born on July 29th, 1932 to John and Pauline (Kernisky) Wansack in West Middlesex, PA. She graduated from West Middlesex High School class of 1950. Margaret worked as head teller for National City Bank, subsequently Integra and McDowell Bank. She retired after 40 years with the bank. On February 23rd, 1956, she married the late Louis “Lew Russell” Panzarella, who passed away in 1987.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd. Margaret enjoyed cooking, playing MAHJONG, bus trips and casino trips with her friends. In her earlier years during the 1960’s Margaret lived in California and St. Petersburg, FL. She lived a religious life that was dedicated to God. Most important to Margaret was her family who she had a deep love and affinity for.
Margaret is survived by her son, Jay Panzarella of Gibsonia, PA; grandsons, Justin and Ian Panzarella, sisters, Helen M. Gladysz of Hermitage, PA, Anna Mae (Norman) Oliver of West Middlesex, PA, Catherine (James “Jim”) Sarvas of Sharon, PA, Cindy (Michael) Bartolo of West Middlesex, PA, brothers, Joseph (Joanne) Wansack of Mercer, PA, John E. “Buddy” Wansack of West Middlesex, PA, nieces, Karen (Denny) Paxton who was Margarets God daughter, Jacque (Joe) Grasso, Jill Sarvas, Lisa (Thomas) Oliver-Lapikas, Lori (David) Stonebraker, Carolyn Wansack, nephews, Ken (Jennifer) Wansack, Keith (Jennifer) Wansack, Chris (Cheryl) Wansack, also surviving are great nieces and great nephews, Janelle, June, Jio, Jeno, Olivia, Nolan, Kayle, Cash, Tyler, Maddie, Stefanie, Kyleigh, Kendall, and Megan.
She was preceded in death by father, John Wansack, mother, Pauline Wansack, husband, Louis Panzarella, brothers, Peter Michael Wansack, Johnny George Wansack, daughter in law, Karen Brownlee Panzarella, brother in law, Stanley J. Gladysz, and sister in law, Kathy Wansack.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 11:00 am at the Church of the Good Shepherd West Middlesex, PA, with Father Glenn Whitman, officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church for Mass.
Burial will take place in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery Hermitage, PA.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Church of the Good Shepherd 3613 Sharon Rd. West Middlesex, PA 16159, in memory of Margaret.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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Fr. Michael & Eleanor Polanichka
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Sorry to hear about Mom's death. We are away in Annapolis MD, and unable to attend the funeral. She was a great gal and a joy to talk to. We will miss her, but she's in a better place. Eternal Be Her Memory! Christ Is Risen!

Dee Dee Hobbs Colwell
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Jay and family,
The Hobbs family has such special, loving memories of your mom our "Aunt Marge". You can go a whole lifetime and make friends that come in and out of your life. Your mom and family were and are lifetime friends. I have the best memories of spending a summer at the house in Sharon, PA with you and your mom and dad. I also got to see snow for the first time spending a Christmas there too. I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. Please know that I will hold you up in prayer. Wishing you God's blessings and peace at this most difficult time.

Pat Igou
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
My sympathy and prayers are with the family of Marge Panzarella. I have been a friend of the family and especially her sister Cathy Wansack Sarvas for many years. Marge was a friendly person and had a smile for everyone she met. She was gracious enough to invite me to her home in Florida with her sister Cathy many years ago and she was a wonderful host. My condolences to Cathy and all her family.

Jean George Wlodarski
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Our sympathy to all. John and I lived with Marge,Lou and Jay in St.Petersburg .Our son Jay was born at the same time as Jay at Mound Park Hospital. We all moved back to the Shenango Valley at the same time. Marge kept in touch with our son Jay until his death in2014 He was also in banking. We will all miss her. Jean and .John Wlodarski

Rebekah Wiesen
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Marge was a special soul. She took a chance with me hiring me right out of high school to be a teller along side her. I was blessed to have that opportunity. She was hilarious, kind, and genuine! Always boasting about Jay and the boys. I remember her excitement over becoming a grandma. So proud she was! So sad to hear she passed, with God's promise we will see with her again. Prayers for the family.

Doris Kevin
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
To Jay, Justin, Ian and all of Margie's family and friends,

My heart goes out to all of us who love Margie and are shocked and saddened by her passing. Our contact in recent years has been through letters, Christmas greetings telephone calls and Facebook.

Wish that we could have been sitting together and sharing-----Margie was very gentle, very beautiful, kind and loving .Can not hold back the tears but God called Margie home in a gentle way. God is good.

My memories of her are happy ones from a time before Jay was born until he was a toddler----Margie and Lou can now thank God together for his blessings in their lives, their precious son, Jay and his children.

Doreen Panzarella
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Condolences to the Family of Aunt Margie: Sorry to learn of her passing! I have fond memories of a special lady! Love: Niece: Doreen


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