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February 21, 1963 - June 1, 2020
Funeral Home Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc.
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Andrew (Drew, Andy) Panek III, age 57, a lifelong resident of Taylor, passed away Monday morning at home. He is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah (Jordan) Panek. Wed on October 12, 1985, the couple were married for 34 years.
Born on February 21, 1963, and raised in Taylor, Drew was the son of Andrew “Boomer” Panek, Jr. of Taylor and the late Jane (Delmar) Panek. Drew graduated Riverside High School in 1981. He worked at Hygrade Pants Factory in Taylor and he then went on to earn an Associates Degree from Lackawanna Junior College, and a Bachelors Degree of Science from the University of Scranton. A longtime employee of Allied Services, he most recently served as I.T. Systems Director.
Drew was Deb’s skillful handyman who also enjoyed camping, fishing and skiing. He had great times with friends and family on Vermont ski trips. He also enjoyed his annual family trips to the New Jersey shore and fishing trips to Westport, Canada. In Westport, he had lifelong friends and held the trip dear to his heart. He coached his sons in baseball at the Taylor Little League and in basketball at the Taylor Community Center: Great memories were certainly made. An avid Dallas Cowboys and Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan, he was also a Philadelphia Phillies fan where he made many trips to Citizens Bank Park. He also looked forward to golfing and having good times with his three buddies.
He is survived by his loving sons, Jordan Panek and wife Ariel McKeown of Pittsburgh and Andrew Panek IV of Taylor; his sister, Cheryl Luzetski of Dallas and her companion Dan Volpe; his brother, Paul Panek and wife SamiLyn of West Pittston; his Aunt Joyce and Uncle Mike Kapuschak; his in-laws, Jack and Carole Jordan; his bothers-in-law, John Jordan Jr and Ron Jordan and wife Ann; and cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Drew’s name to the Center for Suicide Awareness c/o P.O. Box 845, Kaukauna, WI 54130.
Private arrangements are under the care of Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.