In Memoriam : Irving Panciera

Irving Panciera Irving Roger Panciera - age: 88
(October 02, 1928 to May 02, 2017)
Resident of Hollywood, Florida

Visitation Information:
Visitation Tuesday 5:00-9:00PM with a Prayer Service 6:00PM at Landmark Funeral Home. The Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:00AM at Nativity Catholic Church followed by entombment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.

Obituary:
Irving Roger Panciera, 88, of Hollywood passed away unexpectedly May 2, 2017. A resident of 60 years coming from Westerly, Rhode Island. In 1957, he and his wife Diane Leandri Panciera, a school teacher from Connecticut, ventured to Hollywood to begin a business and a family. Their commitment to the community and the City of Hollywood had only just begun. More than a half century later, his dream is realized, and lives in the tradition of a “Family Funeral Home Business.” As a pioneer to this area in 1960, he built the Hollywood Hills landmark building, Panciera Memorial Home, on what was known at the time as Military Academy Circle. This structure was the first of its kind built exclusively for the sole purpose of conducting funerals. Irving Panciera was a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he was the starting quarterback for the UCONN Huskies for 3 years, and a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming. He served and completed his internship at Riverside Funeral Home on Miami Beach. In 1962, as founder and owner, he proudly opened Panciera Memorial Home. This year, Panciera Properties celebrates 55 years and is the beautiful home of Landmark Funeral Home. Irving recently completed his latest project, an additional parking lot, proudly saying “Our parking lot facility is the largest lighted funeral home parking lot in all of Broward County.” A founding member of Nativity Catholic Church and their annual golf tournament for 25 years, he also was a volunteer basketball and football coach at Chaminade High School and received the prestigious Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Founders’ Award in 1998. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4851 of Hollywood, a member of the Italian American Clubs of Hollywood and Miramar, Sons of Italy Enrico Ferme Lodge, Harlequin Club and he was a Lieutenant in the US Army. Irving was an avid golfer and a member of Ft. Lauderdale Country Club and Hollywood Beach Country Club where he enjoyed playing with the “Goodtimers.” Irving received the honorable Hammerstein Award from Hollywood Historical Society in 2012 for 50 remarkable business years in Hollywood. In March of 2012, exactly 50 years from the inception of the funeral home, the City of Hollywood honored him with a Proclamation and a Jubilee Anniversary Celebration of Panciera Properties. Irving possessed a strong will and was a great presence among us. He believed that friendships and honest business deals were not contracts but handshakes and most of those were made on the golf course. He paid it forward “toward a better world”…faith, family, friends and community. In his legendary life, his vision, wisdom and keen business mind inspired so many. Pre-deceased by daughter Monica Lynn Panciera in 2014. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Diane Leandri Panciera; daughter Valerie Panciera and her husband Kevin Rieth; son Mark; loving grandchildren Alexandra and Francesca, Diana, Donna and Mark, Michael, Christopher and Adam. Visitation Tuesday 5:00-9:00PM with a Prayer Service 6:00PM at Landmark Funeral Home. The Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:00AM at Nativity Catholic Church followed by entombment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.


Irving R. Panciera, 88, of Hollywood, FL passed away unexpectedly May 2, 2017. Born in Westerly, RI in 1928 to James Panciera and Westerlina Campo Panciera. In 1932, Irving’s father James, opened the original Panciera Memorial Home at 2 Friendship Street in Westerly. Irving attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School and Westerly High School. Irving Panciera was a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he was the starting quarterback for the UCONN Huskies for 3 years, and a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming. In 1954, he married Diane Leandri from Groton, CT at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New London. In 1957, they ventured to Hollywood, FL. In 1962, as a pioneer to the area he proudly built and founded the second generation Panciera Memorial Home. His funeral home was the first of its kind built exclusively for the sole purpose of conducting funerals. More than a half century later his dream is realized and lives on in the third-generation tradition of a “Family Funeral Home Business.” This year Panciera Properties home of Landmark Funeral Home celebrates 55 years. Irving recently completed his latest project, an additional parking lot, proudly saying “Our parking lot facility is the largest lighted funeral home parking lot in all of Broward County.” Irving was an avid golfer, a founding member of Nativity Catholic Church, a member of the Italian American Club, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy and he was a Lieutenant in the US Army. Irving received the honorable Hammerstein Award from Hollywood Historical Society in 2012 for 50 remarkable business years in Hollywood and the City of Hollywood honored him with a Proclamation and a Jubilee Anniversary Celebration of Panciera Properties. Irving possessed a strong will and was a great presence among us. He believed that friendships and honest business deals were not contracts but handshakes and most of those were made on the golf course. He paid it forward “toward a better world”…faith, family, friends and community. In his legendary life, his vision, wisdom and keen business mind inspired so many. Predeceased by his parents; his three brothers Lawrence, Nardino and Donald Panciera and his daughter Monica Lynn Panciera. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Diane Leandri Panciera; daughter Valerie Panciera and her husband Kevin Rieth; son Mark; 8 loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 5:00-9:00PM with a Prayer Service 6:00PM at Landmark Funeral Home. The Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:00AM at Nativity Catholic Church followed by entombment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home; 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021 954-989-8220 Please sign the online register book at www.landmarkfuneralhome.com








Danielle Kleinrichert - May 6, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Diane, Valerie & Mark, The Panciera family is in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering fondly your neighborly welcome when my family moved to Hollywood. I will miss Irv. Love to each of you. Danielle Kleinrichert



Lynn Brown - May 6, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
To the Panciera family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandfather and Husband. We remember him fondly as our mother worked with him for many years. He truly did so much for the Hollywood community and his family. We pray for your comfort and peace during this sad time. Tommy, Ricky, Lynn and Joanie Hassler



Addie Trask - May 7, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Valerie, Kevin, and the whole Panciera family, We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers. My your fondest memories bring you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow, and live within your hearts. Love, Addie and Frank



Terry Ficara - May 8, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Valerie, Kevin and Family - We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You have all been a blessing and comfort to so many and during this time, take time to embrace the love and support from all who love you as you loved them. May God give you comfort and peace in the wonderful memories you shared. He left an amazing legacy and for that, you should be proud and blessed. Love you!!! Frank and Terry Ficara and Family xo



Janet Flury - May 9, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Mr. P to me. I am grateful to have known this man and thirty years later can remember how it felt to be in his presence. Much love to Mrs. P and the entire family.



Tricia Perone Leighton - May 9, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Valerie, Kevin and the entire Panciera family. My deepest condolences to you for the passing of your beloved father Irving. He was undoubtedly a dedicated person of god without limits of giving and love. He has left a permanent footprint in the city of Hollywood and will never be forgotten. Know that I am thinking of you all in this time of sorrow. God bless! Trish Perone Leighton



Lori Janow - May 9, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Valerie, Kevin, Fransceca ,Alexandra and Mrs. Panciera , Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.



    


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