George James Panchyshyn

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

George James Panchyshyn, age 71, of Cosby, Tennessee passed away Friday, August, 9, 2013.

He was a 30 year employee of the Village of Monticello, New York, first as a water plant operator, then advancing to Chief Water Plant Operator, Water Superintendant, Superintendant of Public Works, and retired as Village Manager.  He was the past chairman of the Sullivan County (New York) Conservative Party.  George served on the town of Thompson, NY Conservation Advisory Committee.  He was the president of Alpine Sales Outdoor Power Equipment in Monticello, New York.  He was a 30 year New York State Master Hunter Safety Instructor and he enjoyed hunting, trapshooting, and woodworking.  George was a wonderful storyteller and always enjoyed engaging his family and friends with his many stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha Panchyshyn.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Somers Panchyshyn; sons, Mike Panchyshyn and wife Donna of Fort Pierce, Florida, Bill Panchyshyn and wife Anissa of Cosby, Tennessee; granddaughter, Elizabeth Brown and husband Andrew of Port St. Lucie, Florida; grandchildren, Nikki and C.J. Swinford of Fort Pierce, Florida; brother, Hank Panchyshyn and wife Rosa of Columbus, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Monday with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.