Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati

June 8, 1936 - October 9, 2017 West Chester, PA | Age 81 Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati, age 81, of West Chester, PA, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Chester County Hospital. Jerry was the husband of Nancy Ramey Panati, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, PA and growing up in Ardmore Pa, Jerry was the son of the late Jerry and late Alta (Mitchell) Panati.

Jerry was “Penn State Proud” earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business graduating in 1958 from Penn State University where he was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After college, Jerry served in the Army as a Captain.

After college and the Army, Jerry joined General Motors where he worked for over 30 years as a quality engineer. His life’s passions were his family, dogs, cars (Corvettes) and golf.  He travel around the world with his wife after retirement (seeing sights that many only dreamed of) but for Jerry there was no place like home…swinging a golf club looking for that perfect swing, watching his granddaughters grow up,  having his dog next to him.. that is what made Jerry happy.  Family was everything.

Jerry (husband, father and Pop-Pop) is survived by his wife Nancy; son-Bob Panati and his wife Tracy of West Chester, PA; daughter- Donna Lamberth and her husband Karl of Chadds Ford, PA; his brother, Donald Panati and his wife Sandi of Dresden ME and his three granddaughters, Amanda, Danielle and Jenna.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. Condolences may be made at

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