Howland – James Joseph Danko, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Trumbull Memorial Hospital Monday, August 6, 2018.
He was born March 22, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Danko.
He was a 1957 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School where he lettered in baseball. Jim was an outstanding athlete, and an excellent football player and later was drafted by the New York Yankees organization.
He retired from Thomas Steel as an electrician. Jim enjoyed dancing, traveling especially to North Myrtle Beach, SC, listening to blues music and Frank Sinatra.
He is survived by his loving companion Janet “Tracy” Rieser of Howland, and her son Mark (Diane Yatz) Nori, three sisters Judith Danko of Houston, TX, Kathleen Dew of Howland and Rosemary (John) Finley of Howland. Though Jim had no children of his own he was loved and adored by his nieces and nephews Jennifer Finley, Greg (Elise) Dew, John (Teresa) Finley, and Jeff (Fiancé Aimee Henneman) Dew and great nieces and nephews Haddie, Milton, Josie and Kayla.
Jim’s family would like to thank the Staff at Trumbull Memorial hospital CCU for their compassionate care to Jim and his Family.
Memorial calling hours will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church 180 Belvedere Ave. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Fr. Simeon B. Sibenik officiating.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Jim’s family.