Mrs. Pantel was a graduate of State Teachers College in Buffalo and taught home economics in schools in Fallsburg and Ellenville.She attended Columbia Teachers College at Columbia University and received her master's degree in 1966.
Of the many honors she
has received, Mrs. Pantel
was named the RSVP 2001 Sullivan County Town of Fallsburg Senior of the Year.She was a past member of the Fallsburg Central School Board, a member of the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a charter member and volunteer of the Fallsburg Reading Room, a member of the Town of Fallsburg Library, a member of the American Association of University Women and a charter member of the Town of Fallsburg Lioness Club.Mrs. Pantel was also a member of the Town of Fallsburg Lions, a member of the Fallsburg PTA, a member of the New York State United Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teachers.She was a member of the Fallsburg-Woodbourne Chapter of Hadassah, the B'nai B'rith Women, the Calico Geese Quilters, the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Catskill Art Society and a member of the Phi Delta Kappa International.She was also a member of the Jewish Women International, a Boy Scout leader and a den mother, a Fallsburg Little League coach, a volunteer of transportation for seniors, a County Fair Home Economics judge, a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and a founding board member of Sullivan County Head Start.
Renowned for her
cooking and needlecraft skills, Mrs. Pantel
particularly enjoyed preparing hearty meals for her
large family and many friends.She
was an avid traveler in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and many foreign countries.Mrs. Pantel
is survived by four sons, A.J. Pantel and his wife, Karin, of Thompsonville, Ray S. Pantel of Greenville, Robert C. Pantel of Windsor, Vt., and Timothy S. Pantel and his wife, Robin, of South Fallsburg; ten grandchildren, Jason and his wife, Jennifer, of Rock Hill, Shannon of Alexandria, Va., Joshua of Bellvue, Wash., Zachary of Thompsonville, Alexa of Godeffroy, Braelin and Haddon of Windsor, Vt. and Jenna, Austin and Brendon of South Fallsburg; and many nieces and nephews.