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It is with great sadness we must announce the passing away of Robert Craig Panza, age 78, loving husband, father, brother, and grandpapa. Rob passed on April 29th, 2023. Rob leaves behind his wife, Judy, his two sons, Craig (Dena) and Chris (Kristen), his sister Mary (Bob), and six grandchildren. Rob served as an elder at Mountain Bible Church and supported ministry in West Africa. Rob was a pilot in the Air Force and a Vietnam War veteran. He also served as a part-time chaplain in the San José Police Department from 1980-1981. Rob worked as a project manager for Lockheed Dataplan until 1991 and became a co-owner of CRW Industries until his retirement in 2001. Rob was a graduate of San José State and San José Bible College, and he was a Santa Cruz Mountain resident for 40 years. A visitation will be held from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on May 12th, 2023, at Oakwood Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Rd., Santa Cruz, CA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on May 13th, 2023 at Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95033. The memorial service will also be available online at Mountain Bible Church - YouTube. The family asks that donations be made to the West African ministry via Mountain Bible Church in lieu of flowers. Please write a note that says “Teleqan in memory of Rob Panza”. Memories of Rob Panza can be emailed to
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2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, May 12, 2023
Oakwood Crystal Chapel
3301 Paul Sweet Road
Santa Cruz, California, United States

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Mountain Bible Church
23946 Summit Road
Los Gatos, California, United States
The memorial service will also be available online at Mountain Bible Church - YouTube.

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Robert Panza

1944 - 2023

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