PANEK, Helen E.

PANEK, Helen E.

Helen E. PANEK (nee Serbenick) Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Frank G. Dearest mother of Virginia Bauhof (James, deceased), Christine Sobolewski (Frank), Frank M. (Kristin), and Danny (Martha). Loving grandmother of Laura, Michael, and Greg Bauhof, Matt Sobolewski, Amy Strong, Megan Gibson, Jill Dorsey, Emily Reilly, and Zach Panek. Great grandmother of 8. Dear sister of William Ewan, Mary Roginski, and the late Ann Walter. Dear aunt and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, December 9, 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, 2-5 and 7-9 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave. Cleve. 44113. To offer online condolences please visit

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  1. Donna Hustick Brandt on December 6th, 2010 4:56 pm

    To the Panek Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Panek’s passing. My heart goes out to the family. Please celebrate her life and keep the memories close to your heart. I’m sorry I cannot be there but your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    The Hustick Brandt Family

  2. Geoff & Deb Peters on December 7th, 2010 10:04 am

    Frank and family,

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We know it is difficult, especially around the holidays….

    Deb and Geoff

  3. Joanne Lynch on December 7th, 2010 10:28 am

    Dear Chris and Family,

    Please know I am thinking of you and send you my sincere sympathy at the loss of your dear mother. I hope all your memories and love for her, and the knowledge that she is well and happy in Heaven will help you through this difficult time.
    Fondly, Joanne

  4. G. Rogers Cooper on December 7th, 2010 10:47 am

    Dear Panek Family:

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Panek. There is no doubt that she leaves behind a wonderfully powerful enduring legacy in her surviving family members, friends, and countless others who will continue to benefit from her life’s work. We pray for God’s continued blessings upon you and join you in celebrating her life.


    The Cooper Family

  5. Alyssa Adams on December 7th, 2010 9:24 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Grandma Panek’s passing. My family and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Kathleen Payne on December 8th, 2010 11:48 am

    Dear Panek Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has been though a great deal lately. Laura Bauhof’s friends and colleagues at Berea Children’s Home and Family Services have made a donation in memory of Helen Panek to the West Side Catholic Center. We will keep you in our prayers.
    BCHFS Psychology Department

  7. Dawn Bowen on December 8th, 2010 12:23 pm

    Chris and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. To make it to age 91 she must have lived a wonderful life. Keep all those memories with you and know that she will be missed.


  8. Don and Toni Krupa on December 8th, 2010 1:26 pm

    Words can’t express how deeply we feel for you in the loss of your mom. Her presence will always be with you in the wonderful memories you will always have of her.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time of your lives.

    Most sincerely,

    Don and Toni

  9. Cheryl on December 8th, 2010 2:18 pm

    Dear Family, my heart goes out to you. With Deep Sympathy. as time goes by, love leaves us with life’s sweetest memories. As time goes by, may the love you shared bring you comfort and peace. Love always.,Cheryl Allen

  10. Charlie & Elaine Lautzenheiser on December 8th, 2010 4:31 pm


    We were saddened by the news of your mother’s passing. Her loss should remind us all that we need to take eveyday on earth as a blessing while at the same time keep faith that in death there is no more physical suffering and that we will all be re-united when God calls us.

    With sympathy,
    Charlie & Elaine

  11. Jan Glodick on December 8th, 2010 8:31 pm

    Dear Ginny, Chris, Frank, Danny, & families,
    I have so many good memories, from beach outings to backyard barbeques, all because of your mom. I will always remember her smile and sense of humor, the magazine rack in the bathroom, and especially her cherry cheesecake!

  12. Marianne Posatiere on December 9th, 2010 7:58 am


    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Marianne Posatiere

  13. Barb Petrus on December 9th, 2010 2:59 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Your mother will always be in your heart. Remember
    all the good memories.
    My deepest sympathy.
    Barb Petrus

  14. Donna (Rosenow) Serfilippi on December 9th, 2010 3:03 pm

    Dear Panek family,
    I was saddened to learn of Aunt Helen’s passing. She had a full and wonderful life and was blessed to have had such a wonderful family. I wish her peace and eternal rest in God’s arms. My thoughts and prayers go with all of you.
    Donna (Rosenow) Serfilippi

  15. Harry House on December 9th, 2010 3:09 pm

    Rita and I would like you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. John Gockley on December 9th, 2010 6:53 pm

    Frank – Just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. It was a pleasure meeting your mother and thought she was a wonderful woman with alot of spunk. Take care and see you soon.

  17. Mario Gerhardt on December 15th, 2010 8:38 am

    It is never easy to lose a loved one even if that person has lived a full and long life. Chris, your mom will be with you forever! My thoughts are with you and your family. Merry Christmas!

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