12/30/1976 - 08/12/2023
Service Date: 09/27/2024
Service Time: 5:30p-8:30p.
Service Location: The Barn at Power Ranch - 3686 S Autumn Drive, Gilbert AZ

Nick Panzo, 46, a devoted husband and father, passed away at home on August 12, 2023 after a brief illness.

Nick grew up in Tri Cities, Washington and called Arizona home for the last twenty-five years.
He had a long career with Albertson’s/Safeway, most recently serving as a management team member for Phoenix Central Services.

Nick loved music, travel and creating special memories with his family. He was never happier than when seeing a favorite band live or introducing his girls to a new place. Nick and Cortney were frequent travelers, with favorite destinations including Sedona, San Diego, and a recent trip to Europe. Nick loved the Yankees, an interesting book, and laughs shared over dinner with friends. A diehard Gonzaga basketball fan, Nick enjoyed a good poker game and could be found participating in tournaments including the World Series of Poker.

Nick is survived by his wife of 14 years, Cortney, and treasured daughters Evann Quinn and Emerson Grace, all of Gilbert, AZ. He is also survived by his mother, Kathleen Panzo of El Mirage, AZ; sisters Christy Macy of Peoria, AZ and Karen Brodahl (Robert) of Ashland County, WI; mother-in-law Tracy Wille of Gilbert, AZ; father-in-law Chris Dillman (Lori) of Marion, IL; and brothers-in-law Tyler (Kristi) Dillman of Chandler, AZ and John Ryan (Tina) Beighley of Marion, IL. Nick was a proud uncle to eight nieces and nephews, and was grateful to have a tight community of lifelong friends who he considered his extended family.

Nick’s celebration of life will be held the evening of Friday, September 22 at The Barn at Power Ranch (3686 S Autumn Drive, Gilbert AZ) from 5:30p-8:30p. The family requests you wear a concert/music shirt if you have one in honor of Nick. They look forward to hearing good memories and laughter is welcome.

Nick had a huge spirit of adventure, and in his honor, his family encourages you to buy the concert ticket, take the trip, and make the memory.


  • Nick you will be sorely missed, you could pick your laugh out of a crowd, you were always helpful, and PCS will not be the same without you.

  • What a beautiful tribute to Nick– a man who lived big, loved big and will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to Cortney, their beautiful girls, and the entire family.

  • Claude LaBrasca

    Love you Nick….

  • You will be missed. Thanks again for the Yankees shirt.

  • Jaime Mancillas

    Nick was a great man, father, brother and boss. We will miss you Nick. God wanted you more. May God Bless your Soul.. My deepest condolences to the Panzo family.

  • I am sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest condolences to you, Cortney, your beautiful girls, and family.

  • Michael Hill/Kevyn Walker

    Our deepest condolences to you, your girls and entire family.

  • Nick, you will be greatly missed. Wish I had gotten to know you better. Keeping your lovely family in prayer. Much much love cousin!

  • Cortney, my sweet friend, I just heard of Nick’s passing. My deepest condolences. I’m here for you. I understand your loss. My love and Prayers to you and your beautiful girls.

  • Christine Sawyer

    To Courtney, Evann, Emerson and all of Nick’s family, I wish you my deepest condolences. You can see the love Nick had for his “girls”. Every picture, every post has his enormous smile. I hope you can find some peace in knowing that his love for you was great and pure. He lived life to the fullest. I hope all of your sweet memories will bring you some comfort.

  • Stephanie Burgess

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Cortney, my heart is shattered for you. I just couldn’t believe when I heard. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your precious girls and your entire family during this most difficult time. I hear you loud when you say buy that concert ticket, take that trip, make that memory. I will think of you and him when I do so. Hugs to you my friend.

  • Nick, you welcomed me into your home in Tempe for numerous drunken nights of board games, punk music, and laughs. Love you bro…rest easy.

  • Christi Meeks Martinez

    May fond memories of Nick bring you comfort and blessings during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Nick-
    You were super good dude and always a pleasure to work with, always providing the right solution when I needed it.
    Hope your family knows how respected you were at work.
    I’m certain we’ll meet again, until then RIP man.


  • Kathryn Osenton

    Cortney our thoughts, prayers and condolences to you, your girls and your family.

  • Nick-
    So many great memories in the Tempe house with you Jason and crew. Always chill to be around. You are a gentle soul and will be greatly missed. Prayers to Courtney, your girls and family.

  • Deepest Condolences to Cortney , Emerson and Evann and the extended family. May God give you all the strength to bear this loss. Nick was luckiest to have you all in his life.

  • Tess Johnstonbaugh

    Cortney and family, you have my deepest sympathy.

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