Michael A. Panaro, 78, a retired laborer with Laborers Local 210 and former liquor store owner, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 1999) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
A Buffalo native, he graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and served three years with the Army in the South Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of Laborers Local 210 for 25 years, retiring in 1974. After that, he operated Anthony's Liquor Store on Niagara Street.
Panaro was a bartender and enjoyed helping out at his cousins' restaurant, Jenny's, as well as watching football.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Mildred Tripi; a daughter, Angela M. Annunziata of the Town of Tonawanda; one son, Michael L. of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Mary Pogatchnik; two brothers, Pat and Anthony; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Angels Catholic Church, 348 Porter Ave. Prayers will be said at 8:30 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 102 Linwood Ave.