Elmer J. Danko
Elmer J. Danko
  • November 23, 1929 - May 8, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Elmer J. Danko, 87, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.

Mr. Danko passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. Born in Barberton, OH, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Anna Ondo Danko. Mr. Danko was a resident of Norton and Barberton, Ohio from his birth until 1971 when he moved to Columbia, SC. He proudly served in the US Army (Field Artillery) from February 1951 until January 1953, during the Korean War and was part of the US Occupation Forces in Germany, while stationed in Baumholder, Germany in 1952. April 11, 1953, he married Elizabeth Czeranko in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Bartberton, OH, where he was a member until moving to Columbia and joining St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mr. Danko retired from the B.F. Goodrich Company in December 1986 following 38 years of company service. Over those 38 years, he was employed with the B.F. Goodrich, Akron, OH and the Elgin manufacturing facilities where he held positions as Apprentice and Journeyman Machinist, Product Technician, Product Engineer, Production Superintendent and Plant Purchasing Agent. In 1989 through 1991, Elmer was employed as the maintenance department Purchasing Agent at Lexington County (SC) School District One. Throughout his life, he enjoyed working in his yard, time spent with family and friends, and attending Clemson football games where he was a season ticket holder for thirty years.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”, are children, Frances Danko Best (Chris), Kathy Danko, Stephen Danko, and Margaret Danko. He is also survived by his brothers, Joseph Danko and Albert Danko, Jr. He was preceded in death by brothers, Bernard Danko and Vincent Danko.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church 1529 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201; or a charity of one’s choice.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.