Gregory C. Danku, 55, of Garrettsville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, 26 August, 2012, at home in the loving presence of his family, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born January 13th, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Warren, OH, he was the loving son of Helen E. (Gill) & the late Louis P. Danku. Greg was the cherished husband of Patricia (Pritchard) and the beloved father of Louis. Greg will also be deeply mourned by his sisters: Sharon (Kenny) Miller, of Leesburg, Fl; Shirley Danku, of Hudson; Suzanne (Kenny) Broz, of Spring Tx; in-laws Lynn (Dave) McPherson, Kathie (Terry) Nixon, David Pritchard, Sue (Rick) Locatelli, all of Ottawa ON; Carol (Ray) Pritchard-Fine, Aylmer of Que; John (Sylvia) Pritchard, of Des Moines Wa; Bill (Christine Bialkowski) Pritchard, Nelson, BC; Kevin (Nicole) Pritchard of Cornwall, ON. His loving presence will be deeply missed by many nieces & nephews. Greg joins his beloved brother Jerry, sister Sandy and father Lou in his Heavenly reward.
Greg married the love of his life, Trish on November 25th, 1995, at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Garrettsville, OH. On January 19, 2000, he was blessed with his most precious gift, his son, Louie. Greg loved sports & children, and combined these by coaching. His enthusiasm and love of the game will be missed by many of the children he coached in Little League baseball for 23 years, & boys basketball for 3 years. In 1991, he was the assistant coach of the high school basketball team when his nephew, Stuart, was playing. Greg was proud of having played the trumpet and drums with the Mohawks Drum and Bugle Corps.
A graduate of James A. Garfield High School in 1975, he then attended Kent State University. He was employed with the Ohio Turnpike Commission for over 30 years, recently retiring as a Trades Division Supervisor. Greg was an avid bowler on teams in Ravenna, Kent and Garrettsville for many years, and bowled five 300 games. Greg organized an annual golf outing for family and friends taking them to southern Ohio and West Virginia.
Greg was a quiet, good man with a great sense of humor, and he was greatly loved and respected by all those who considered themselves privileged to call him friend.
Calling hours are Tuesday August 28, 2-4 & 7-9 PM, with the rosary being prayed at 6:45 PM, at Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Garrettsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted by the St. Ambrose Pro-Life Fund, c/o St. Ambrose Parish or for new GHS band uniforms, c/o Garfield Band Boosters, 10233St. Rte. 88, Garrettsville, OH 44231 (payable to Garfield Band Boosters, memo: uniforms in memory of G. Danku).On-line condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com