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Douglas G. Panza

July 9, 1963 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Douglas Panza Obituary

Douglas G. Panza, 60, of Ocean, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side on Sunday evening, January 21, 2024.  Douglas was born on July 9, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Bricktown, New Jersey.  In 1996, Douglas and his beloved wife, Pam, moved to San Diego, California, where they remained for a few years before returning to Point Pleasant, New Jersey.  For the last 22 years, they have resided in Ocean.  Douglas worked for Encon Mechanical Corp in Ocean Township as a HVAC Control Tech for many years.  In his spare time, he loved playing guitar in his band, as well as skiing and camping whenever possible with his family and friends.  Most of all, Douglas was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend to many.  He will be deeply missed, forever loved, and never forgotten.

He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Sylvia (Hudgins) Panza, and his brother, Jeff Panza.  Douglas is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Pamela (Reisman) Panza, his dear siblings,  Greg Panza and his wife, Patty, Chris Panza and his wife, Janine, Adam Panza and his wife, Mary, and Carrie Lavin and her husband, Kenny, along with nieces and nephews Nichole Kania, Jessica McGinness, Adam Panza, Steven Panza, Heather Panza, Anthony Panza, Colin Lavin, Jake Panza, Nate Panza, Olivia Lavin as well as many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  In respect of Douglas’ wishes, he will be privately cremated.  His family will be having a private Celebration of Life.  For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

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Private Cremation

Liberty Grove Memorial Gardens Crematory
Morristown Road
Old Bridge, NJ 08857


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