Victoria Antoinette Paniccia Lyman

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

VICTORIA ANTOINETTE PANICCIA LYMAN Passed away at home on Friday, June 28th, 2013, 2 days after her 66th birthday, surrounded by her loving husband of 38 years, Kimo, her children Kepa, Laulima, A’ala, and Aleu’i, her grandchildren Kala’e and Kana’i, her mother Mary Paniccia, and her sister, Patti Paniccia Mailes. She is also survived by her brother Valentino Paniccia and her sister Laurie Case. She was predeceased by her beloved father, Valentino Paniccia. Vickie was born on June 26th, 1947 in Los Angeles, attended Eagle Rock High School and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She loved hikes and backpacking both in her own backyard in the hills of Mokuleia as well as the Napali coast, the treks of New Zealand and the Camino de Santiago in Spain. She outlasted her friends and family on long, open water swims and she provided refuge to countless stray animals. While her home was always packed with visitors and exchange students from around the world, there was always room for more. She was proud of her community service including co-founding Friends of Kaena, the North Shore Environmental Coalition, and the Children’s Museum, fighting North Shore development, and being an active member of the WHIS as well as a favorite substitute teacher at Waialua High School. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed for her honest, fearless nature, her extraordinary generosity, and for sharing her supreme talents in the kitchen at her holiday celebrations. She was passionate in all things and thrived in keeping traditions alive as well as creating new ones for all. Please join us in honoring our beloved mother, spouse, daughter, sister, friend on Thursday July 25th at 5pm at Central Union Church. If desired, donations in memory of Victoria Lyman can be made to any of her favorite charities including Heifer International, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Smile Train, Habitat for Humanity, the Sierra Club, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hawaii Public Radio, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran