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Joe Panzino

  • On June 27, 2022

Joe Panzino, age 71 of Pittsburgh, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Born on September 17, 1950 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Anthony Panzino and Alta Cooper. Husband of Emily F. Panzino; father of Carrie (J.R.) Giancola, Brian Panzino, and Mike (April) Panzino; grandfather of Alicia, Bailey, Gino, Mariana, Giana, Angelo, Vito, and Jeonni; brother of Mary Ann Panzino; also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Joe dedicated his life to sobriety and anyone that needed a helping hand on the road to recovery. He was synonymous around the city of Pittsburgh for his leadership in building the Onala Recovery Center to what it is today. His determination and efforts improved the lives of many people in the surrounding communities. He will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm and on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-7:30 followed by a funeral service for immediate family and close friends at 7:30pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Joe may be made to the Onala Recovery Center 1625 W. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Watch Joe’s tribute video by clicking the link below.



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The Lovells
Mikey and family. Our sincere condolences … your memories will keep him with you. Hold on to them. Hugs to your mom and family and April. Peace
    Emily Panzino
    Thank you for attending the viewing for Joe. You have been a good friend to Mikey for so many years; and a friend to all the Panzino Family we appreciate your support and message.
Sandra Cochran
To the Panzino's family. My condolences. He will be missed.And he will be always in yourheart and you will never forget him.
    Emily Panzino
    Thank You for your kind words and showing your respect to our family by attending the viewing. Love Emily and the Panzinos
Randy Jackson
To a dear friend, confidant, sponsor and likened to a brother and a father for the past 34 years. What a true blessing you were to the 12 step recovery community in Pittsburgh. Your tireless commitment, efforts & accomplishments at the Onala Recovery Center will bear fruit many years to come... One Day at a Time. One word describes you Joe, "GENEROUS" with yourself to others. I will miss our meaningful conversations with each other, laughter, sorrows, successes and failures, and working together...until we meet again my friend. To the Panzino family, thank you for sharing Joe with all of us and condolences and God's peace to you all.
    Emily Panzino
    Randy, thank you for attending the viewing for Joe and sharing the friendship you had with him. I’m glad you have had many great memories you can keep within your heart. Sincerely Emily Carrie Matty n Mikey
Nancy Mihslcin
Joe was a really great guy and did so much to help my son, Butch, with his recovery. I’ll miss knowing he’s there for Butch & so many others