James Michael Panaciulli

February 23, 1986August 24, 2018
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James Michael “Jimmy” Panaciulli, 32, of Canal Fulton, passed away in a traffic accident on August 24, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.   Jimmy was born in Akron on February 23, 1986 .  He was a lifelong employee at Novatny Electric and a Northwest High School Alumni, where he played football.

He was a devoted husband to Tiffany and father to Roman and Brennon, who will cherish his memory forever. He will also be missed by his parents, Michael and Julie Panaciulli; his mother and father-in- law Jeff and Margaret Markham; grandfather Vito Panaciulli ; grandmother Connie Breitenstine; grandmother Millie Markham; brother Michael (Jamie); his sister, Jessica (Jason) Millett; sister and brother-in-law Stacy and Michael Boshard; sister in law Ally Markham; neices and nephews, Ava, Gian, Olive and Ford.   Visitation will be held on Thursday , August 30 from 11 am-2 pm and 5-8 pm at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road NE, Canton, Ohio 44718. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Jimmy’s name at Canal Grille, 2223 Locust St, Canal Fulton, OH 44614.   To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Rickey & Sharon Drake

August 31, 2018

We loved Jimmy very much, we will miss his beautiful smile, laugh and those wonderful big hugs he gave everytime he saw us. We were so proud that he had a good head on his shoulders and we always admired how intelligent and business minded he was even when he was younger. He will be missed and we want the family to know that we loved him and we love and are praying for them as well.
When Rick saw Jimmy every morning at Novatny they would greet each other saying "yeah....diamond in the rough, sunroof top, digging in the scene with a gangster lean". We'll never forget the memories.

Judy Panaciulli

August 29, 2018

Jimmy was my great nephew. I was shocked to here of his passing on the very day I arrived in Ohio from New York. I came to celebrate his grandfathers birthday. We didn't see each other often but he always sent me pictures, videos and text of him Tiffany Brennan and Roman. I remember Jimmy always smiling. He was a very polite and respectful guy. If someone needed a hand he was there to give it. To my nephew Mike and niece Julie cling to each other and help Tiffany and the boys through their grief. To the rest of the family and friends we have lost a good soul keep him in your thoughts and prayers always. 🙏

Tom DeShon

August 28, 2018

I worked with Jimmy at Novatny Electric for over 10 years. His dedication to the job and making things happen will be missed.

Kristine Ingstrum

August 28, 2018

I remember the day he was born. He was the most beautiful baby. He was perfect. I spent a good amount of time with him up until he was in his late teens.

Jimmy used to come and spend a few weeks in the summer with me and his uncle Tom. I loved having him around!! Such a well mannered young man. He and I used to go to dairy queen for blizzards. He loved salami and white bread. As time moved on, Jimmy would text me, and I literally would laugh so hard at Some of the things he would share!! Last one was June 28th of this year!!

Jimmy and I both loved the movie "Christmas Vacation!!." We both have it memorized word for word. Now, everytime I watch it I will always think of him as I know I will be laughing and crying. I will forget miss hearing his happy voice and miss his handsome face.

Rest in peace Jimmy.

Michelle Panaciulli~Kaval

August 27, 2018

I remember when my little cousin was born. Everyone was so happy to have another little boy to extend the Panaciulli name. He was extremely cute & adorable, just like his son Roman. I didn't get to watch him grow up because I live in New York but we reconnected @ my mom Judy 60th birthday bash in NY & stayed tight after. Jimmy was a great dad & he shared the joy & loves his family brought to him through phone calls text & videos! The news devastated & shook our entire family to the core! I wanted to blame GOD for this tragedy but when I asked God how could you let this happen????? I got this overwheling feeling in my heart that told me GOD did not do this but GOD was going to get me thorough this!!! I LOVED HIM SOOO MUCH & I WILL MISS HIM EVEN MORE!!!! But I will forever remember him as he was A GOOD, KIND, LOVING MAN!

Jason Millett

August 27, 2018

I didn't know Jimmy very well, he is my wife's brother. I just wanted to give my sincerest condolences to all of his family. I can't imagine how difficult of a time this must be for all of them. I hope you find comfort and support in the loved ones around you. I hope that you can find some solace in the love you have for each other and in the fond memories you have of Jimmy. He was a good man and I know he will be deeply missed.

Linda Bitz

August 27, 2018

My little cousin Jimmy, I met when you were a baby. I did not have the honor of getting to know you as you grew up, however, your grandparents Vito and Christine always had wonderful things to say about you. Unfortunately your life was cut short, but God needed you in heaven with him so he brought you home. Fly with the Angels. and visit your parents often. Love you cuz.