Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dorothy S. Panzica

Wellsville, NY - Dorothy S. Panzica, 103, of 4192B Bolivar Road passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Manor Hills. She was born on September 13, 1913 in Summerville, MA, the daughter of William and Sarah (Schneider) Rose. She was predeceased by two husbands, Benjamin Solomon and Charles Panzica.

Dorothy was raised in Brooklyn and was employed by Loew’s Theaters throughout her career, beginning as an usherette, and retiring as the General Manager of Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn. She and Charles moved to Elm Valley in the mid 1970’s and after Charles passed away, she moved to Cummings Circle in Wellsville, where she resided for many years before moving to Manor Hills in 2011.

Dorothy was well known in the downtown Wellsville area for her kindness and generosity, and for giving away dollar bills folded like shirts to almost everyone she met.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Frances Rose of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and several nieces and nephews, including Jerry and Sonya Goodman of Pikesville, MD.

She will be buried next to her beloved husband, Charles, in the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Mrs. Panzica was an amazing Lady and will be greatly missed around town.

  2. What an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She will be missed

  3. A wonderfully special one of a kind lady. She was my neighbor for many years. Good, Better, Best. Never Let It Rest. Until The Good Is The Better And The Better Is The Best. Dorothy recited this to me every time our paths crossed. You will be missed.