Westborough – George D. Pano, 95, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, May 14, 2018 at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. He was the husband of the late Florence (Mullo) Pano.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Nuchi and Eftali (Lecho) Pano. He was a 1940 graduate of Classical High School in Worcester, and a 1948 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
During WWII he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in England with the 384th Bomb Group.
His first job out of college was with Thomas Edison Inc., working for his great-nephew, Thomas Alva Edison III in West Orange, N.J. He held other engineering positions at Honeywell in Minneapolis, Minn. and Wyman Gordon in Grafton. George was employed as the Plant Engineer for Bay State Abrasives in Westborough for over 40 years prior to his retirement. He was active in Town of Westborough committees throughout his years as well.
In his retirement years, George loved cooking, grocery shopping, golf, all types of music and his beloved gardens. He did consulting on electrical work and home improvements for friend’s businesses and his home. He was all about friends and family hospitality when people came to visit. He loved to watch sports, especially the NE Patriots, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. He was always present to cheer on his granddaughter Alexa’s junior golf tournaments in Florida and North Carolina.
He is survived by his three children, Richard D. Pano of Lake Worth, Fla., David N. Pano and his wife Kelly of Seminole, Fla. and Debra L. Pano of Westborough, and one granddaughter, Alexa M. Pano of Lake Worth, Fla. In addition, he leaves a niece and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Christy Pano, and a sister, Julie Pano Bonin.
His funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m., in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough. Burial with military honors in Hope Cemetery of Worcester will be private. Calling hours at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Monday, May 21, from 66-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Veteran Golfers Association, 24 Lasswade Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374.