Wayne Alan Pangburn
Niland's Funeral Services, Inc.
210 West End Drive
New Roads, LA
Wayne Alan Pangburn, 71, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, December 14, 2015. He was born in Newark, N.J., graduated from Stoneham High in Stoneham, Mass., and went on to earn a BA degree in economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Me. While at Bates, Wayne was the 1965 and 1966 NCAA College Division National Champion in the hammer throw. His distance record at Bates was not surpassed until 1999. Following college, he served three years as an officer in the United States Army. Wayne married his junior high sweetheart, Stacia Roberts, on October 22, 1967. Wayne continued his athletic career as a member of the Army Track Team and was the hammer throw alternate for Team USA for the 1968 Olympics. In 1969, Wayne began a successful career in Boston in the life insurance industry. He ultimately rose to the position of Vice-President of Marketing for New England Life. In 1982, he began a private benefits consulting practice in his wife's hometown, New Roads, La. Wayne co-founded The Pangburn Group with his son to provide recordkeeping services for retirement plans in 1996. Under Wayne's leadership, the fledgling company grew to be nationally recognized and employ over 50 people in his community. He was actively employed until the time of his death. Wayne was an avid fisherman and car enthusiast, but he will be remembered by most for his strength, wit, quiet leadership, and generosity. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Stacia, son Brian, daughter Christie, daughter-in-law Jaimee, and four grandchildren, Jack, Jeremiah, Archer, and Malik. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sheldon Edward Pangburn and Myrtle Brown McIlravey. Memorial/Visitation will be at Niland's Funeral Home in New Roads, La, on Friday, December 18th, from 5-9pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Pointe Coupee Hospice (www.pchhh.org), CCA Louisiana (PO Box 86458 Baton Rouge, LA 70879), or the West Feliciana Education Foundation (www.wearewestfel.org). The family would like to thank Dr. Jeff Hyde and his colleagues for extending Wayne's active life by almost a decade.
Published by The Advocate from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, 2015.
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Stacia and family,
I appreciate receiving via email this anniversary reminder about Wayne’s passing. Five years have gone by and this year has been challenging for all of us. I know we all still miss Wayne, his strength, wisdom, generosity, loyalty, and smile. RIP good friend. Willie Farrington Bates ‘66
William Farrington Jr
December 10, 2020
Wayne will always be remembered by his Bates friends. Wayne left his mark as a student athlete, excelling in track and field AND in the classroom as an economics student. Wayne was quietly confident and extremely loyal to friends. Wayne was an exceptional husband, father, and businessman. His family always came first. Wayne is especially missed by Goldie, Yuskie, John Wyman, and me, Willie Farrington. Rest In Peace good brother. Willie. Bates 66
Bill Farrington
December 9, 2019
Wayne transformed an industry. He was a true maverick. So many of us will be forever thankful for the option he provided us to create our own independent businesses.

My heart goes out to the family. I know a man of his integrity and strength was cherished. Our prayers are with you.
Matt Self
January 5, 2016
I first met Wayne in 1981 when he was managing the New England Life Advanced Underwritng Department. He was head and shoulders ahead of anyone in the Executive Benefits Marketplace. Wayne was always avaialable to take my call and eager to help out. I will miss Wayne and their will be a huge gap in the thousands of producers Wayne touched along his pat.
Rick Boothby
December 24, 2015
Wayne was extremely bright, a true class act, a credit to the industry, and a nice guy to go with it all. I never heard anyone say a harsh word about the man from anyone that ever had the pleasure to know him or do business with him. My sincere condolences to Brian and the family. Scott Daniels
Scott Daniels
December 22, 2015
I only met Wayne once but spoke to him a number of times on the phone. You could feel the honesty and genuine concern for doing the right thing. I was lucky to meet Wayne and I know the Pangburn family will miss him deeply. God bless you all.
Mike Layne
December 21, 2015
I met Wayne when he launched the PANGBURN Group back in 1988 ! He was truly amazing !Terrific life insurance Professional !
Pat Robertson
December 20, 2015
I have fond memories of Wayne as a great athlete, but more as a truly quality individual. Stacia, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your happiest memories bring you comfort.
Jim Callahan
Jim Callahan
December 20, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and the TPG firm at this sad time. Wayne leaves a terrific legacy for many of us and our clients in the life insurance business. I always enjoyed meeting with him at AALU, and company meetiings at Penn mutual. He was a gentleman with a quick smile and a terrific sense of
Ken Knox
December 19, 2015
I was the sports editor at Bates during the years Wayne was on the track team. I always marveled at his wonderful low key manner when he competed and his desire not to call attention to himself despite the high esteem he earned. My sincere condolences.
Jon Wilska
December 18, 2015
I knew Wayne at Bates, and later, while in the Army. I am sorry to hear I'd his passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family.

Jan Beauvais
Jan Beauvais
December 18, 2015
To the Pangburn family:

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with y'all.
Gloria & Sam Eaves
December 17, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. He was always affable, easy to talk to and above all a really good guy. Last time I saw the two of you was at our 25th HS reunion. Wayne and I had a nice discussion about a number of things including his being an Olympic alternate. Take care, and know that your family is in my prayers.

Tom Greene
Tom Greene
December 17, 2015
Pangburn Family. I am an old Bates classmate and friend of Wayne's and spent most of our junior and senior year together. I am so saddened to hear about his passing. We talked and stayed in touch when he was in the Boston area but when he went to Louisiana we sort of lost touch. We had wonderful times together and he loved his Triumph. As we all do, I have thought about him over the years and regret that I didn't reach out to him. I just wanted to let you know that he was a good man and even in his early days, a good friend. Joe Matzkin.
Joseph Matzkin
December 17, 2015
Dear Pangburn Family,
As president of the Bates class of 1966, I extend the sympathy and best wishes on behalf of all of Wayne's classmates. We are only a few months away in celebrating our 50th reunion, and it is sad and sobering to know that Wayne can only be with us in spirit; but he will be, and we will honor him when we gather together.
Alex Wood
Alexander Wood
December 17, 2015
Stacia,Brian,Christie and Pangburn and Roberts family, My heart felt sympathy goes out to you. May God continue to bless you during this time of bereavement. -Julia's daughter Rose.
Rosey Harrington
December 17, 2015
Wayne was a fellow member of our British car club. He loved his beautiful Triumph TR4 that he and his son restored. He will be missed by club members. Our prayers and sympathy to his family.
Annette & Milton Franklin
December 17, 2015
I was on the track team at Bates and was there at the indoor cement circle the first time Wayne let one fly (55 lb. weight). He brought fame to himself and our little school. Dr. John Curtiss, Bates '63. Friend Wayne: R.I.P.
John Curtiss
December 16, 2015
Wayne was a very friendly and easy going man that I have had the pleasure of knowing since our days together at New England. I have continued to enjoy working with him at the Pangburn Group, and will miss him. He has built a great organization.
Bob Bye
December 16, 2015
Stacia, Brian, and Christie,
Cookie and I are saddened with the news of Wayne's passing. Somehow he seemed larger than life and indestructible. I was aware of his health problems recently but he never seemed to let it get him down. I thought he would live forever, but none of us do. Our Industry lost a great innovative thinker; your family a great person; and Cookie and I lost a wonderful friend. The world is a little lesser place, but his memory will live on in all of our hearts.We hope to see you all on Friday.
Don Bacque
December 16, 2015
Brian & everyone in the Pangburn family as well as the Pangburn Group, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a true professional, one of the most knowledgeable experts in executive benefits and just a great guy. He will truly be missed.
Bruce Guillemette
December 16, 2015
Stacia, so sorry to hear about Wayne. He was one of my very close high school buddies and I have thought about him many times over the years. I'll always remember the great times we had at Stoneham High. Wish we had lived closer. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Jim Hureau
December 16, 2015
RIP Grandad
December 16, 2015
Brian and everyone at TPG - I am so sad to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a true pioneer and leader in our industry and someone I always looked up to for his incredible insights. There is no doubt that thousands of executives have and will receive valuable retirement benefits because of Wayne and his ability to make things happen.
Mel Todd
December 16, 2015
So sad to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a delight to work with and a great friend of Northwestern Mutual
Cecily Bishop
December 16, 2015

I am writing this with a very heavy heart. He was a great man and good friend. One of my favorite people and I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the TPC family.

Warmest regards,
Mike Lee
Michael Lee
December 16, 2015
Stacia, Brian and Christie, Remembering the good times we had when we were younger. Wayne was one of the good guys! Pam Hureau in Cincinnati
December 16, 2015
Dear Stacia and family,
I have fond memories of you and Wayne in San Francisco when we were both newlyweds with husbands who were officers in the Army,stationed at the Presidio.. We all traveled to Stanford to watch Wayne practice the hammer throw and Tom and I were amazed at his ability.WE vacationed in Tahoe. From San Francisco, we met again in Boston and NJ and then you moved to New Roads, your La home. May you be surrounded by many friends and family who love you and who will support you during this difficult time.
With sympathy and affection,
Patsy Madden
Patsy Madden
December 16, 2015
Stacia, Brian, Christie and family, Wayne was one of my closest friends at Bates. Even tho geography separated us all these years, we remained close in spirit. Wayne's loyalty was unsurpassed. I look at his picture and see the same strength, confidence, courage, and loyalty he always presented. I am grateful to have known Wayne and had him as a friend. Please find strength in knowing Wayne touched us all.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Willie Farrington
William Farringnton
December 16, 2015
So sorry to hear about Wayne. A good friend, great guy, and innovator as a TPA in the Executive Benefit arena. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Brian, Howard, and Wayne's family. God bless you all.
Tom Rudert
December 16, 2015
Brian - I am so sorry to hear the news about Wayne. He was one of my most favorite people thru all these years and I have very fond memories of you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and the entire Pangburn Company.
Diane Stevens
December 16, 2015
Barry Jarreau
December 16, 2015
So sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. So many great memories with Wayne and Greg and all of you at The Pangburn Group. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you.
Joyce Maples
December 16, 2015
Stacia so sorry about Wayne. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all, and the peace of the Lord be with you always
Peggy Williams
December 15, 2015
Brian, Jainie & boys - so sorry for the loss of your Sad & Granddather.
Laura Martin
December 15, 2015
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