Evio A. Panichi, 84, of Media, a developer of residential properties in Ocean City, N.J., died Sunday, Feb. 26, at Riddle Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Panichi grew up in West Philadelphia and attended Overbrook High School. During World War II, he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, and afterward was a bricklayer for Consorto & Sons, a builder in West Philadelphia.
In 1952, he married his boss' daughter, Theresa Consorto, and established a masonry contracting business, Brookethorpe Corp., in Broomall.
At 40, Mr. Panichi closed Brookethorpe and began building duplexes in Ocean City. "He carefully thought out plans for every property. No two homes were alike," his daughter, Charlene Moppert, said.