Deaths: Al Panzer, club co-founder, 84

Long-time member and co-founder of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association, Alexander (“Al”) A. Panzer died Friday, Oct. 28. He was 84.

Panzer had a deep interest and love for astronomy, especially solar observing and telescope building. He built several large telescopes and donated some of his equipment for use at the CAA’s observatory. He was also active in amateur (“ham”) radio; he was W8ZEP.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7:45 PM, with a closing service at 7:45 PM at the Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road, Parma. If desired, please meet at Lake View Cemetery, (Euclid entrance) for a brief committal service on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1:15 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Click the following link to read the obituary published in The Plain Dealer.