Life Story / Obituary


Marcelo Pantig Jr., age 63, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born December 15, 1953 in Jacksonville, FL, son of the late Marcelo and Connie (Nee: Baranski) Pantig Sr.

Marcelo graduated with a teaching certificate from Westfield State College in Connecticut in 1978 and moved to North Dakota where he taught special education. In 1981, he moved to Kenosha and taught at Lincoln Elementary School for the next 35 years. Marcelo enjoyed life living in downtown Racine and was known working at the Fifth Street Boat Ramp, or bartending either at Evelyn’s Place or for DRC at Party on the Pavement and other downtown functions.

On October 15, 2015, he was united in marriage to his partner of 36 years, Mark C. Allen who survives him. He is further survived by his siblings, Pat (Jeff) Burgess of North Kingstown, RI, Dennis (Diane) Pantig, and Kathy (Jeff) Gity all of North Kingstown, RI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

A celebration of Marcelo’s life will be held at Maxines, 835 Washington Avenue, on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Packer attire is encouraged as everyone is invited to watch the Packer game at noon followed by a service at 3:30 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Tony Larsen officiating.

A special thank you to Dr. Nick Akgulian, Susan Madden Plouff, Walter Goebel, Evelyn Scheibner and Karen Jensen for all of their compassion, love and support.