Dorothy M. Panco

Dorothy M. Panco died Friday, July 9, 2010, in Seattle at the age of 87.

She was born in Chester, Pa. and attended Chester High School. She worked for Boeing in Ridley Park, Pa., as an aircraft mechanic and wire harness fabricator until she retired in 1989. She moved to Seattle in 1997.

Prior to her illness, she spent time at the Maple Valley Community Center having lunch several days a week.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Petersen-Espinosa (Mike) and her three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgianna Misco (Muzyk) and her daughter Mildred Muffley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley 98038 or the A.D. Alzheimer’s Association, 12721 30th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Seattle 98125.

A private gathering of family and friends will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Edline-Yahn and Covington Funeral Chapel, 27221 156th Ave. S.E., Kent.

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