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Wayne Douglas Panfil

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Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:18 pm

Wayne Panfil was born in Huntingdon Valley, Pa, the son of Henry Panfil and Pauline Stiritz Panfil. He grew up in Pennsylvania with his sister and three brothers. Wayne earned his bachelor’s degree from Franklin Marshall College and was proud to have served in the United States Army.

In 1966 he moved across the country and he married his love, Randee Lynn Brenkert, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Westchester, Ca with a reception at the Westport Beach Club. They raised their family in Westchester and Playa del Rey. They had three children Mark (48), Kristee (46), and Scott (45) all of which graduated from El Segundo High School.

Wayne and Randee owned and operated a retail business, Westlake Outlet Store (El Piojito) for nearly thirty years in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles. In 2004 they retired and moved to San Diego. In 2011 he lost his wife, Randee, to cancer related complications.

Wayne moved to Coronado where he became very active in the senior community. He kept a busy schedule attending water aerobics classes, chair yoga, massage therapy, pinochle card games, and current event/investment group meetings. He also enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events, dance recitals, and theatre performances.

On Jan. 26, 2017, Wayne Panfil died peacefully from Parkinson’s disease related complications. Wayne is survived by his brother Robert (Kathie) and sister Mercea (Bill); and his children Mark (Kendra), Kristee (Mark Gilbert), and Scott (Jenny); and eight grandchildren Brandon (21), Tyler (19), Sabrina (16), Trevor (19), Kyle (17), Mackenzee (14), Jakob (17), and Kyrah (13).

Wayne was a social, loving man with a big heart. People feel fortunate to have known him, as he was a great example of a family man. Whether traveling, cruising, attending a sporting event, or getting together with friends, he was always happy and accommodating as a great host. He was a generous person who will be truly missed. We all love him, and he and his wife Randee will be forever in our hearts.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at 12 p.m in Coronado at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego, 8555 Aero Dr., #308, San Diego, CA 92123-1746, phone 877-737-7576 or the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, phone 800-941-AICR.