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PANETSKI, Stanley F., Jr.

PANETSKI - Stanley F., Jr. Stanley Frank Panetski, age 76, was born February 23, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. Son of Doris May Kemler and Stanley Frank Panetski. He was a 1960 graduate of Sloan High School and went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Art Education in 1969, an M.S. in Art Education in 1972 and an M.A. in Art with concentrations in Ceramics and Sculpture in 1984. He taught art at the secondary level in the Lewiston Porter School District from September 1969 through June 1999 with a year sabbatical to Eastern Illinois University
in 1984. While at Lewiston Porter, he initiated an advanced placement art program in the high school, was instrumental in obtaining an Empire State Partnership Grant, which was renewed for four years and served as Art Department Chair from 1989 until his retirement in 1999 after which he was selected by the New York State Department of Education to be one of three art educators to adjudicate work and select students for the New York State Summer School for the Media Arts. After Lewiston Porter, he functioned as a facilitator for the Castellani Museum of Art of Niagara University. He was a Lecture in the Design Department and Supervisor of student teachers in the Art Education Department at Buffalo State College. His work in ceramics and digital imaging has been shown both regionally and nationally including Skidmore College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Eastern Illinois University, the Indiana Historical Society, the Kenan Center, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Castellani Museum of Art. He was an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artist, National Council on Educators for the Ceramic Arts and has been listed in " Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and "Who's Who
Among America's Artists." Surviving him is his former wife and friend Judith A. Scheira; a son, Stanley K. Panetski and wife Constance with two grandchildren
Nadia and Gwendolyn; a daughter, Tara M. Lebel and husband Jamey with one granddaughter Emily Colbert and great-granddaughter Arya Frederick; two brothers, Ronald Panetski of Buffalo, NY and Gary Panetski of Trumansburg, NY; and a sister, Dorene Panetski of Cheektowaga, NY. He will be missed.

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