John Pancott

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of John Pancott.  John had suffered a short illness and passed with his family surrounding him at approximately 5pm on September 10th at Paoli Hospital. 

He was a former British Olympic gymnast ('60 and 64'), a respected coach, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather… but a friend to everyone.  He was truly larger than life itself.  He will be missed by many, but the memories we have will last forever.

Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.  Please keep the Pancott family in your prayers during this difficult time.


John Pancott opened John Pancott Gymnastics center in 1977.  John was a great part of the gymnastics community as a mentor, and lecturer at many gymnastics clinics and congresses.