Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

1724 East Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA


Margaret Panas

April 23, 1939February 26, 2020

Margaret L. Panas (ne., Lynch, "Meg") Malvern PA, was tragically killed by a hit and run motorcycle in Cancun, Mexico on February 26, 2020. Margaret was born in Philadelphia on April 23, 1939. She was the loving wife of Joseph F. Panas, cherished mother of daughter Jennifer MacDonald and son-in-law Chip MacDonald, and adored grandmother of Daniel and Kaitlin. Margaret received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Chestnut Hill College and a Master's degree in Remedial Reading from Temple University. She taught at Waldron Mercy Academy and The Shipley School for 17 years, helping countless children to overcome their reading difficulties. Margaret and her husband traveled to all the world's continents except Antarctica. In addition to travel, Margaret loved cats, gardening, the Academy of Music, the Philadelphia Art Museum, mystery novels, and crossword puzzles. But she cherished her family the most. She was taken from us too soon. She will be deeply and forever missed. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM Friday March 13, 2020 at St. Norbert's Church, 6 Greenlawn Rd., Paoli PA, followed immediately at 11 AM by Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, 352 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA, directly after the Mass. Funeral arrangements are by Alleva Funeral Home (www.dignitymemorial.com), Paoli PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Margaret's name to elmwoodparkzoo.org, reachoutandread.org, or phillypaws.org.


  • Joseph Panas, Husband


  • Visitation at St. Norbert Church Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial at St. Norbert Church Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Burial at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens Friday, March 13, 2020


Margaret Panas

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Barbara Young Zurzolo

March 11, 2020

I was so sorry to read of your loved one’s death. Peggy and I (I could never get used to calling her Meg) were friends in elementary school and high school. We both lived on Catherine Street in Philadelphia. Our husbands (both named Joe) were classmates at Villanova. She was also maid of honor at my wedding and godmother to my firstborn daughter. My big regret is that we lost touch with each other. I hope to be able to attend the service on Friday and extend my condolences to her family.

Nina MacDonald

March 8, 2020

Dear Joe,
We both have great memories with you and Meg enjoying your grandchildren at their sporting events, whether it be football or
swimming. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to
both you and Jennifer during this very trying time.
God bless,
Nina & Bill