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Dr. Saverio Joseph Panzarino

Dr. Saverio Joseph Panzarino
  • November 29, 1930 - July 3, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to:
  • Columbia University - Gift Systems
    P.O. Box 1523
    New York, NY 10008
  • In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to:
  • Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation
    150 New Providence Road
    Mountainside, NJ 07092

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“I have just received the sad news of Sav's passing. I enjoyed so many hours with him on the tennis courts in Summit. He was always such fun to be...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Alan Chynoweth - Summit, NJ

“"Doc Panzi", as we affectionately called you, I will forever miss you, your witty humor, life lessons and your mischief with the physical therapists...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Williams - Friend

“Rest in peace, Uncle Saverio. We will miss your sense of humor, energy, and willingness to debate and engage at all gatherings. Love,Sarah ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sarah Laico - Colorado Springs, CO

“Farewell for a while dear Brother in Law. We will never forget you. Your intelligence, generosity and love of family made all of our lives better....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Laico - New City, NY

“Dr. Panzarino is the longest neighbor we ever have since 2005, and the best one we could only imagine. Immediately after we moved in our new home, Dr...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Chen Wang - Basking Ridge, NJ

“Good Bye for now Saverio. I remember working with you when i was a young Medical Student. Thanks for the Memories. RIP ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gioacchino AJ Patuto, MD

“48 years ago Dr. Panzarino saved the life or our hours old son by repairing his diaphramatic hernia and collapsed lung. Dr. Panzarino showed...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Dee and Ken Rothschild - NJ

“Suzanne my sincere condolences to you, Laura and your family. I have many fond memories of working for thirteen years for Dr. Panzarino. He was...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rolanda Parkin - Southampton, NJ

“Sav, the only world problem we didn't solve was world hunger. Given a little more time and I'm sure we would have done that too.Your friend,Ron ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ronald Yoder - Boalsburg, PA

Saverio Joseph Panzarino, MD, 89, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Suzanne Laico Panzarino, entered into eternal rest Friday, July 3, 2020. His private funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

Dr. Panzarino, son of Joseph Panzarino and Pasqua Panzarino nie Binetti, was born in East Orange, NJ, on November 29, 1930. Dr. Panzarino attended the local elementary schools. He graduated from Columbia College NYC in 1952 and continued his education at the Medical School of Rome Italy. Returning to the United States, the doctor did a one year internship at St. Vincent's Hospital, NYC followed by a four year residency in general surgery at the Manhattan V.A.

In 1962 he won the Bowens-Brook Fellowship for foreign study and fulfilled that Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond St. London studying Pediatric Surgery. In 1964 he opened his office in Short Hills, NJ with surgical privileges at Overlook Hospital, Summit NJ and St Barnabas Hospital, Livingston NJ. He set up outpatient surgery at Overlook in the mid 1960s.

Saverio was a lifelong resident of New Jersey and retired winter resident of Vero Beach, Florida. In 2019 Dr. and Mrs. Panzarino moved to South Carolina to be near their family. The doctor is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne Laico; his daughter Laura Gregoire, son-in-law Kevin Gregoire, and two grandchildren Aidan and Kaitlin, as well as two of his sisters Olympia Preziosi and Francis Gray. A private memorial will be celebrated at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, SC.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Columbia University-Gift Systems, PO Box 1523, New York, NY 10008. ( or Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ, 07092. (