OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Panas

August 19, 1942February 3, 2019
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Elizabeth Ann Panas, of Bunnell, FL, 76, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Halifax Hospice Volusia Flagler. Liz was born in Johnson City, NY in 1942, raised in Endicott where she met her husband to be at a local dance. Henry taking her keys until she agreed to go out with him. They danced, they dated, they married. Soon after in 1963, they moved to Korona to raise their family. With one child on her hip, her and Henry cleared the land where they build their home together to raise what turned out to be 4 children — Matthew (who proceeded her in death), Raymond (Korona), Mark with wife, Julie (Baltimore), and Holly with husband Jon (Orlando). She dedicated her early years of motherhood to one job, the raising her children and nurturing in them the strong character and values for which she was known. Later, Liz was a manager/secretary at Plantation Garden Center. She always loved plants and flowers yet, if you knew her, she was a collector of salt & pepper shakers and anything with elephants — because they never forget. Liz was the matriarch of her family, providing support, advice and a place to sit at the counter if you needed some place to be. Liz was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Henry, in 2004 whose been waiting for her so they could dance a polka together again. She was able to celebrate her life surrounded with the love of family and friends that included several nieces and nephews living in the Flagler County area along 5 grandkids, 6 great grandkids and many of her own kids’ friends that still called her mom when they came through the door. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home-Ormond Beach, 548 N. Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL. Family will receive friends from 11:00AM until service begin at 12pm. Interment to follow at Volusia Memorial Park. In memory of Liz, donations can be made to Halifax Hospice Volusia/Flagler, Fund Development, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Life Celebration Friday, February 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Panas

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Paul and Jill Johnson

February 12, 2019

Our family is so grateful to have known Henry and Liz and their kids. We have been neighbors for 18 years. When we first moved down the road, and we pulled into their driveway one day to ask if we could have some oranges, my husband and Henry became quick friends, bonding over small farm management, butchering, and laughter. My kids have sweet memories of stopping in to gather the eggs from rogue chickens— Liz knew all the secret egg locations. They loved Dixie and Shep, and looking for peacock feathers. We remember their warm hospitality, generosity, salt and pepper shakers!, and hearty laughter. They have been wonderful neighbors, hard-working, kind, and happy to sit and chat. They are part of our family’s history and we are thankful. Love and prayers to the Panas family.

Charlene Burns

February 7, 2019

So many of my childhood memories include Liz along with Sue, Aunt Fran and Uncle Bob who she has now joined eternally. She was one of my "older" cousins whose bright red hair and easy smile radiated. I remember many a polka danced when she married Hank. I am sure they are again joined in dance in heaven. Love and many condolences being sent to her family.

Mark LaBella

February 7, 2019

I never . personally met Elizabeth Panas, but I know three of her children and they are all stand-up people. I am sure she had a lot to do that. I am grateful for knowing them, and through them, Elizabeth.

Jean Meyer

February 5, 2019

Was just sitting here recalling all those summer vacations in Owego and at Columbia Lake. I recall swimming in Owego Creek,the county fair, picking rocks out of the garden (I was convinced they grew there), snapping baskets of beans, learning to row the boat with Grandma Hughes, fishing and just having fun. Looked forward to those times all year. These are memories with my cousin that time can't take away.
Be strong for I know she instilled that in you all. Your family is with you in our hearts. Rest in peace,Elizabeth. We will see you again. Love Jean Marie

Mary Lou Guididas

February 5, 2019

I remember when Henry introduced Liz to our family. She was striking with her red hair and her big smile. I could see right away why he fell in love with her. My dad called her "Red" and she called him Louie. They loved to tease each other. Lots of laughs. My mother was the quiet one and just loved Liz. So did I.
There are certain memories that I hold dear.
One was when Henry and Liz showed up for my parents 50th anniversary party at my house in NJ. They wanted to surprise them. My mother was totally speechless and my dad (for a short while) was too.
Another memory was when your whole family stayed overnight at my house after a trip to Poland. That visit was too short.
I remember when Liz, Holly, and Mark came to stay with Ed and me when they came for a family memorial service in my area. That stay was all too short.
The last time I saw Liz was when Ed and I drove down to Florida a few years ago. We spent an evening with Liz and Raymond. They took us over to a great restaurant and we had a wonderful visit. Holly couldn't join us so we got together with her the next day in Orlando. That was a special time for me, just spending time with family.
There might be miles between us, but you all are right here with me, in my heart all the time.
Your mom and dad are together again. They were special and dear. I am sending my love to you all at this very difficult time. I won't forget them - or you.
Love,
Mary Lou

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Elizabeth Ann born August 19, 1942

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Mark’s birth announcement

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Elizabeth Ann born August 19, 1942

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Mark’s birth announcement

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Robert and Francis Hughes with their little girl

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Here comes the bride Dec’61

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Mr & Mrs Henry Panas

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Beginning their journey together.