Thomas J. Panko

Thomas J. Panko

Thomas J. Panko, 81, of Springboro, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. He was born August 30, 1940 on the family farm in Springboro, a son of the late John and Helen (Mikovich) Panko. Thomas graduated from Conneaut Valley High School in 1958 and he retired as a carman inspector for the Norfolk Southern Railroad after 32 years of service. While working for the railroad, he also owned his own dairy farm and enjoyed working in the fields. He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Crossingville. Thomas enjoyed playing sports, and especially loved watching his grandchildren when they played sports. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and vacationing with the family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Panko. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Delores (Smialek) Panko, four children, Timothy Panko, Regina Blakely and her husband, Mark, of Erie, Todd Panko and his wife, Kimberly, of Springboro, Danelle Milk and her husband, Jason, of Concord, OH, a step-daughter, Debra Dandridge of Newport News, VA, eight grandchildren, Kyle Panko, Timothy Panko Jr., Drew Panko, Christopher Panko, Dylan Milk, Tyler Milk, Peyton Milk, Makayla Milk, three great-grandchildren, a brother, Richard Panko and his wife, Gert, of Conneautville, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 11am until the time of a memorial service there at 1pm with Fr. Marc Solomon officiating. Burial will be private by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Thomas to the American Heart Association. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence please visit


Left by  “Kyle and Sue LaMontagne ” on 07/16/2022

Our deepest sympathy Tim, for you and your family during this time. May the LOVE of GOD surround you all and comfort you Amen

Left by  “Kimberly Panko ” on 07/12/2022

I had the honor and privilege of helping take care of my father in law. He was a blessing. My heart goes out to Dee what a blessing she is as well. RIP dad we will miss you.

Left by  “Laura Corwin” on 07/11/2022

Prayers and hugs sent to all. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

Left by  “Judi Larker” on 07/10/2022

May God wrap his arms around Tom and show his everlasting grace and Love. Aunt Dee, may our Lord continue to bless you and give you comfort.

Left by  “Your Loving Wife” on 07/09/2022

May you rest in peace and be free from pain.

Left by  “Gene &Judie” on 07/09/2022

Sending Prayers for Dee and all the family.
So sorry for your loss.

Left by  “Molly Panko Burns” on 07/09/2022

So sad to hear this. My prayers and love I send to you. I remember uncle john and aunt Helen well. Janey too. A great loss.

Left by  “Doug & Linda Martin ” on 07/09/2022

Rest In Peace

Left by  “Chris & Terrie Metz -North Carolina” on 07/08/2022

Dee, Todd, Kim and the Panko Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as you move through your grief. Know that he is now Resting in Paradise in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Keeping you all in our Thoughts & Prayers.

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