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Obituary Notice – Nancy L. Panek

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PanekNFORESTVILLE:  Nancy L. Panek, 70, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Monday, August 24th, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, following a short illness.  Nancy was born in Silver Creek, on February 9, 1950, the daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (Gawronski) Panek.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1968, worked for Bailey Manufacturing for several years, Merritt Estate Winery and the former Johnson Adult Home, all of Forestville.  Nancy was a former member of the Forestville Fire Department as Fire Police and the Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Police Response Team.  She enjoyed sewing and taking care of animals.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacey (Jasen) Erick, of Fredonia; a son, Jeffrey (Kristin) Kuciapinski, of Downington, PA; two sisters, Rose Hafner, Rita Lathrop, and a brother, Donald Panek.  She is also survived by her longtime companion Stan Jopek of Forestville, five grandchildren Madeline, Emma, Lily Kuciapinski, Brooke & Laural Erick and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Theresa Schmidt and two brothers Richard and Walter Panek.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Police Assn, Inc. 2 Academy Street, Suite A, Mayville, NY 14757 or to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to


  • Tammy Panek Winder
    Posted August 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

    I will miss my Aunt Nancy so much. So many fond, funny, serious talk memories when I was younger. I learned a lot from my Aunt Nancy. I just saw her 2 weeks ago at a yard sale that I was helping my friend with. We talked for a while, and she was getting tired of standing. So as she was turning to leave I told her that I loved her and she looked at me, smiled, and said I love you to kiddo. Fly high with the Angels, especially my dad, Aunt Theresa, Uncle Wally, my beautiful Grandma, and especially my precious Angel Carissa.

  • Brooke Erick
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Ill miss you sooooo much. Words cant explain how much I love you. You taught me soo much and I cant thank you enough for being the best grandma ever. I love you to the moon amd back. You once called me your shadow because I was always with you. Well now youre mine. Youll always be with me where ever I go. I love you to the moon and back. Fly high

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