John J. Panigal Sr. 94 of Penn died Tuesday January 21, 2020 at home. He was born June 7, 1925 in New Alexandria a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Ferra) Panigal. Prior to retirement he was employed by the Elliott Co. of Jeannette and after his retirement his life was devoted to taking care of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Navy and was a member of American Legion Post 472 of Manor and Sacred Heart Church of Jeannette. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Michael Tatarek II and a sister Mary Dobek. He is survived by his wife Jeanne (McClain) Panigal, his children Bob Panigal and his wife Bev of Penn, Karen Washek and her husband Larry of Jeannette, Diane Panigal of Penn, John Panigal Jr. and his wife Karen of Herminie and Jeanne Ann Lavelle and her husband Jerry of Penn, seven grandchildren Melissa Washek, Tim Washek, Renee Panigal and her husband Bubby, Bobby Panigal and his wife Lori, Emily Chicklo and her husband Tony, Zachary Lavelle and his wife Kaitlyn and Jeremy Lavelle, eight great grandchildren Anthony, Cierra, Paige, Gino, Dominic, Levi, Liam and Zaydan, a brother Frank Panigal of Jeannette, a sister Josephine Chick and her husband Guy of Penn and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201N. First St. Jeannette. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette with Fr. Michael Sikon as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences visit www.mason-gelder.com
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