Obituary Notice: David Steven Panik Sr.

David Steven Panik Sr., 85, of Grassflat died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his residence.

Born April 9, 1930 in Clarence, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Mary Planko Panik.

Mr. Panik was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Grassflat.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, No. 941, Grassflat.

He married Elizabeth Danko Panik. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 2008.

Mr. Panik is survived by three daughters, Christine Simon and her husband, Morton of Washington, D.C., Teresa Ballard and her husband, Michael Sr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cynthia Panik of Grassflat.

He is survived by three sons, David Panik Jr. of Grassflat, Mark Panik and his wife, Mary Bath of Wheaton, Md., and John Panik and his wife, Margaret of Springfield, Va.

He is survived by four sisters, Agnes Panik of Clarence, Verna Peslak of Bellview, NJ, Delores Foster of West Chester and Jen Kuzara of McKinley, Texas.

He is survived by four brothers, William Panik of Ohio, Howard Panik of Carson City, Nev., Andrew Panik of Clarence and Martin Panik of Bellefonte.

Mr. Panik is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents and husband, he was preceded in death by four sisters.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sts. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Grassflat, with the Father David A. Perry Jr. as celebrant.

Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Grassflat.

There will not be any public visitation.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The Johnson Funeral Home of Grassflat is serving the family.

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