Obituary of Sabino Panebianco
Sabino (Sam) Panebianco died at home on August 2, 2018 surrounded with love from his family.
Born in Orange, NJ to Nancy and Gaetano, he enlisted in the Navy after graduation from Orange High School. He spent 4 fulfilling years as a radar specialist on an amphibious ship.
He cofounded May Pan moving and storage in Fairfield, NJ where he and his partner earned a notable reputation as highly efficient, fair and involved owners. After more than 20 years, Sam left May Pan due to illness.
He eventually returned to work in the transportation department of Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains where more than 1900 residents live. His kindness and sense of humor while serving the elderly was evident every day.
In 2016, Sam and his wife of 32 years Pat O'Connor became residents at Cedar Crest Village where every day has been stress free, stimulating and joyful.
Sam loved his family, cars and making people laugh.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter Denise Romaine, her spouse Robert and their son Joshua; his daughter Lisa Scordo, her spouse John and their children Isabelle and Jack; and his son Thomas. Also surviving are his brother Sebastian, his sister-in-law Gloria, his sisters Theresa Tremko and Rose Ford and her husband Leo.
He is predeceased by his former wife Joyce Heiring, his grandson Jonathan Romaine, and his sisters Nina Scarpa and Anne Delcore.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, August 7 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be held 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 8 at the Cedar Crest Village Chapel, Pompton Plains. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed by Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Institute, Grace Healthcare Services, and the Cedar Crest Village Scholarship Fund. This latter is offered to high school students who work evenings and weekends serving meals in the many dining rooms to more than 2,000 residents daily. Sam so enjoyed the enthusiasm, kindness and great newly learned skills these delightful youngsters brought to him at each meal.
Respectfully serving families for generations