Susan Marina Panak, wife and mother, passed on into heaven on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Sue was born on October 24, 1954 in Greenville, Pennsylvania to parents Grace Louise and Sulo Maynard Lahti. She is survived by her husband George Panak, son Paul Panak, daughter Renee Windham, brother Maynard Lahti, sister Sandi Sirrine along with her four (4) beloved grandchildren, Trenton Paul Panak, Brooklynn Sue Lucente, Chad Paul Windham, and Georgia Sue Windham. Preceded by her parents and her sister Cindy Sawayda.
Sue was most proud of her hard working husband who she loved dearly, she often stated that she wouldn’t trade him for the world. Her son was her pride and her daughter was her joy. She could not get enough of her grandchildren, she loved to be in their presence as much as possible. These were her words.
Sue’s creativity and pioneer-like work style ranged from creating beautiful flower arrangements, working in the dental field, to owning and operating an assisted living home in Andover, Ohio.
Sue gave her life to Christ in her early teen years. She was a lifetime reader who loved to study and share God’s Word. She was a licensed ordained minister from Rhema Bible College. She spent ten (10) years ministering at Teen Challenge in Youngstown, Ohio. Her Christian salvation was founded on the message of the late Billy Graham.
In honor of Sue’s wishes no public gatherings will be held. The family will be continually celebrating her life on earth and her recent uniting with her Lord and Savior. For those of you who are unsure where you will spend eternity, Sue has a Christmas gift for you. That precious gift is a baby that was born in a manger. His name is Jesus. Seek Him, know Him that you may have everlasting life! (John 3:16, Romans 10: 9-10.) Love, Sue.
“Someday you will hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t believe a word of it! I shall be more alive then than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”
- BILLY GRAHAM