Vincent A. "Jimmy the Jet" Panetta

  • Born: September 24, 1941
  • Died: March 19, 2021
  • Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father ,Grandfather and Brother


Vincent A. "Jim"/ "Jimmy the Jet", age 79, on March 19, 2021 of West Chester , PA.

Jim Panetta was a philanthropist and an entrepreneur throughout his life. He had a love for running and competed in many races, including 7 marathons..
After playing football at first Scranton then Villanova, he graduating in 1963. Shortly after, he began his lifelong career in sales. From insurance, stocks, restaurants, fitness centers, and finally chemicals where he built a business for our families to grow and prosper.
His dynamic and likable personality helped him succeed in everything he put his mind to. His goal was always to help all those in need.
His faith was strong and his kindness and generosity unmeasurable. He is a legend in every age group. From the high school students he coached,
to all those still influenced by the values and lessons Jim taught them.

Predeceased by his Son James V. "Jamie".

Survived by his devoted wife Elaine M. (nee Giovanisci), his son Robert J. (Dana) and his daughter Jennifer M. Pierce (Jeremiah), his daughter-in-law Lisa and his 8 Grandchilden; Christopher, Paige, Kyle, Robert V., Mya, Ava, Luke, and Alexis and his sister Jayne Lambert (Joseph).

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Friday Morning 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. at S.S. Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Ct. (Rt. 3 & 352) West Chester, PA. 19382 followed by his Funeral Mass 12 noon. Interment S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Jim's memory may be to the J Foundation PO Box 141 Thornton PA 19373 and/ or Alzheimer Research at Bright Focus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg MD 20871.

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