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Dies at 47

   Joseph Danko, 47, of 120 Hemlock St., Wilkes-Barre Township, died yesterday [Feb 9, 1972] in Veterans Administration Hospital where he was a patient since January 30.
   During World War 2 he served with the paratroopers in the European theater. He was in Normandy, the Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and Northern France and was awarded the Distinguished Unit badge with one oak cluster; European-African-Middle Eastern campaign medal with four service stars, Combat Infantryman Badge and American campaign medal.
   A native and life resident of Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Rite Catholic Church.
   Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Danko. at home; children, Joseph, Mrs. Patricia Pedana, Mrs. Gloria Mayhue, Mrs. Margaret Melodick, all of Hudson; Mrs. Karen Welles, Lee Park; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Julia Kirsch, Pottsville; Mrs. Mary Rubenstein, New Brunswick. N. J.; Mrs. Anna Skrepenak, Newmarket, N.J; Mrs. Helen Fetchick. Toledo, O.; Mrs. Gloria O'Brien, Dallas [PA].
   Funeral will be held Saturday at 9 from the funeral home, 281 E. Northampton St., with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Rite Catholic Cemetery, Dallas.
   Friends may call tonight 7 to 10 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10. Parastas service will be conducted Friday at7:30 with Rev. John Kost officiating.

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