Michael A. Pannucci of West Melbourne, Fla., died July 16, 2007, at the age of 77.

He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in ceramic engineering, after having earned a full academic and athletic scholarship. Pannucci served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then worked as a ceramic engineer in the wall tile manufacturing industry, mostly with Wenczel Tile and later with Florida Tile. He retired in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, three sons, two daughters and 14 grandchildren.

Pannucci was active in the Trenton Section of ACerS, where he served as an officer, and the Ceramic Association of New Jersey.