William J. Dankulich, 81, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.. He and his wife, Barbara O'Malley Dankulich, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on April 20, 2019.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Adam, Sr. and Olga Minkavage Dankulich. He was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1957 and attended Wyoming Seminary Business School. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Pope & Talbot, Pittston Twp.. William was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.
William's pastimes included golfing, tennis and pool. He will also be remembered for his love and pride of his garden, which he enjoyed sharing with everyone.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Emergency room staff for their care and compassion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, William P. Dankulich and wife, Mary Alice, Doylestown; daughter, Dawn Nolan and fiancÃ©, Dr. Patrick Kerrigan, Hanover Twp.; grandchildren, Gillian and Alexander Worosilla; brothers, Joseph and Gerald Dankulich and sister, Ann Marie Skrocki and husband, David, all of West Pittston; brother-in-law, Frank Serino; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dankulich and Elaine Dankulich; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Adam, Jr. and George Dankulich and sister, Helen Serino.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, February 15, 2020, in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, to be celebrated by Fr. Louis A. Grippe. Everyone attending the mass is asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the rosary at 9:30 A.M. in the church.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or to the donor's favorite charity.