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Official Obituary of

David R. Danko

June 27, 1962 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

David Danko Obituary

David “Dave” R. Danko, 61, of Lemont Furnace, passed away suddenly on March 31, 2024.  

Dave was born on June 27, 1962 in Uniontown, PA to Bernard Danko and the late Joan (Swetz) Danko.  

In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his brother Bernard Danko, Jr. and stepmother Marlene Danko.   

Left to cherish his memory are his father Bernard, his loving wife of 38 years Angela “Angie” (Wilson) Danko, his son David R. Danko, Jr., his pride and joy, sisters Pam (Danko) Matheny and her husband Dave, of Ocala, FL and Lisa (Danko) Zinn and her husband Steve, of Fairchance, PA, mother-in-law Dorothy Wilson, of Uniontown, PA and brother-in-law Jim Wilson and wife Susan, of Uniontown, PA.  Also surviving are many special nieces and nephews, great-nephews, a great niece, cousins and extended family and friends. 

Dave graduated from Laurel Highlands High School and Fayette County Vocational Technical School, where he studied Auto Body Repair.  He worked many jobs during his working career, with his last place of employment being at Johnson Matthey in Smithfield, PA.  He was eagerly awaiting for retirement. 

He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of Hutchinson Sportsman Club and Lemont Sportsman Club. 

Dave worked diligently and tirelessly his entire life. Many that worked with Dave regarded him as the hardest working person they ever met. He worked hard not for himself, but to help others around him. He was a perfectionist at any task he was given; frustratingly so at times. He knew no other way, however.   

Dave was devoted to all his pursuits and gave himself completely to his work and leisure, but most importantly his friends and family. He was abundantly generous and would help freely in any way he could. This often involved his handiness and his innate ability to fix nearly anything.  

He loved spending time with his wife, camping and traveling.  He found peace in the outdoors through kayaking, fishing and hunting.  He especially cherished these activities when doing them with the ones he loved.  One of his favorite places to travel was Nashville, TN, where he enjoyed attending shows, seeing the sights and listening to the music in the many venues.  He also liked to cook for others and made the best burgers and southern fried chicken. 

Dave was unabashedly himself.  A fun-loving person that filled every room he entered with jokes and laughter. Excuses were never needed for Dave. He always found time to spend time with family and to help others regardless of how busy he might be. These qualities touched many throughout the years and allows him to live on through the many people who carry him in their hearts. 

Family and friends will be received at the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Hopwood, PA on Thursday, April 4th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday, April 5th, until 11:00 am, the hour of Service with Patrick Ewing officiating.   Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, PA. 

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April 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM

Interment following funeral service
April 5, 2024

Mountain View Cemetery, Lisieux


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