John Panecki

Obituary of John A. Panecki

John Adrian Panecki, 76, of North Port, Fl, left this mortal realm on July 5, 2023.  Born in Paterson, NJ, to John and Dorothy Panecki, he served his NJ community as a Volunteer Fireman for Hawthorne and Stanhope Fire Departments, and also the North Port, Florida Fire Department. John was a Vietnam Veteran and proud of his service to his country.


John was a devout family man and friend. If he loved you, you became family. He is survived by his wife, Karen “Rose,” brothers Russell and Mark, and nephews Lee and Eric.  He was a father to 6 children, Jennifer, Renee, Victoria, Dawn, Nicole, and John, and through them 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Cheyenne, Mikayla, Meghan, Christian, Tyler, Lleland, Heaven, Sariah, Elissa, and Lydia, and great grandson, Atlas.  He became “Pops” to Rose’s children, Jesse, Tommy, Jill, and John, and a grandfather and great grandfather to their children.


John was a motorcycle enthusiast all his life and member of The Vietnam Brotherhood MC. He loved fishing, gardening, and cooking. He loved helping others, telling stories, and making people laugh. He was kind, generous, and full of life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Farley Funeral Home and Crematory-North Port
5900 S Biscayne Drive
North Port, Florida, United States

Graveside Service

1:30 pm
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Hwy 72
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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