In Remembrance of Danny Stango
Danny StangoLeesport, PA and formerly of Dunmore, PA September 10, 1925 ~ August 5, 2013 Date of Service: August 8, 2013
Danny Stango, a former Dunmore resident, died Monday morning at his residence in Reading, PA. He and his wife, the former Mary Lou Silvestri, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 17th.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Maria Domenica Rinaldi Stango. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and prior to retirement at age 75, was a Life Underwriter with New York Life Insurance Co. for over forty years. In the insurance industry, he held a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, a nationwide organization for insurance agents. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of both WWII and the Korean War; he served the former of which aboard the USS Barnes. He was also a member of the American Legion for more than 50 years.
Civic engagement was extremely important to Danny. He became involved with fundraising at the University of Scranton and was an avid supporter of the Kiwanis Club, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the fight against Juvenile Diabetes.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Danny lit up the room with his larger-than-life personality and penchant for storytelling. He touched the hearts of many with his vibrant, quirky sense of humor and endless repertoire of jokes. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting coins and cars, fishing with his wife, golfing, and speaking Italian with fellow Italians in Dunmore. His life exemplified his personal motto, “Do something nice for someone today.”
Also surviving are a daughter, Cathy Prall and her husband, Bob of Reading, PA, two sons, Daniel C. Stango and wife, Diane of Westminster, MA, and Mark J. Stango and wife, Diane of Springbrook Twp., PA, six grandchildren, Aimee, Katie, Mandy, and Jenna Stango, and Alaina and Robby Prall, a sister, Antoinette Perry and husband, John of Dunmore, a brother, Vincent Stango and wife, Diane of Dunmore, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass of Christian burial at 9:30 A.M. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.