Frank A. Danko, 87, of Hawk Run died Friday, May 9, 2014 at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1926 in Grassflat, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Belko) Danko.
He married the former Stephina I. Pollock on Sept. 30, 1950 at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run. She preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2012.
Mr. Danko was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run. He was a past president of the First Catholic Slovak Union, Branch 456, in Hawk Run.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post No. 813 in Clarence. Until his retirement in 1988, he was employed with the maintenance department at Penn State.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerome; a son-in-law, Brian Ward; four sisters, Mary Pollock, Anna Tekely, Elizabeth Panik and Pauline Coval; and six brothers, John, Andrew, Steven,, George, Joseph and Emro Danko. He was the last of his generation.
Mr. Danko is survived by a daughter, Brenda A. Ward of Hawk Run; a son, Bernard J. Danko and his wife, Shirley of Duncannon; eight grandchildren, Jeremby Danko and his wife, Amy of Reading, Michael Danko and his wife, Jennifer of Glen Burnie, Md., Kenneth Danko and his wife, Jennifer of Newport, Melissa Lusk and her husband, Joshua of King of Prussia and Samantha, Jason, Thomas and Allison Ward, all of Hawk Run; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run, with the Rev. Robert J. Horgas as celebrant. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Hawk Run.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.