Joseph Danko II

Obituary of Joseph J. Danko II

Joseph John Danko , 65, of Kingston Twp., passed peacefully in the comfort of his bed, on Saturday, April 4,2020, with his companion Sarah and family by his side. Joe was born in Miner Mills section of Wilkes-Barre on February 1,1955, and was a son to the late Joseph Sr. and Margaret Mitchell Danko. He grew up in the Miners-Mills and Irishtown area, attended local schools and at the age of eighteen, he joined the United States Marines. Joseph was honorably discharge after his term of service at the rank of Corporal. He returned back to the Wyoming Valley and worked for Frank Obitz Inc. as a drywall contractor for forty years until his retirement, but no marine ever retires. Throughout his life, Joe was the life of the party and he enjoyed to have fun, whether it was at the Lani VFW, Hudson Serviceman’s Club, the Marine Corps League, or at home with the love of his life Sarah Derhammer. He enjoyed spending time fishing, watching his favorite sports Cowboys, Notre dame, Yankee’s and Nascar. Watching westerns, and enjoying the company of his friends at the Lani club. This world is not going to be as happy with Joe not here, but we know heaven is going to have one hell of a party with him there. God speed Joe, SEMPER FI! Joe was preceded in death by his loving parents, sisters Patricia ( Patsy) Roman, Margaret (Marge) Melodick, Gloria Obitz; and Rose Marie Gutierrez. Surviving is his life companion Sarah Derhammer, Kingston Twp.; sister Karen Yakabowski, Parson; brother Walter and his wife Theresa, Parsons; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation will be held this Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Yanaitis Funeral Home inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Military funeral honors will be rendered by the United States Marine Corps and the Plains American Legion Post 558.
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Memorial Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
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