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Friday, October 21, 2011

Nick Dano Passes

Nick Dano, 75, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Monday, October 17, 2011, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born November 26, 1935, in Canonsburg, a son of the late John and Eva Bovan Dano.

Mr. Dano lived most of his life in Canonsburg, where he was a graduate of Canonsburg High School Class of 1955, was on the golf team and wrestling team and was a state wrestling champ.

He was a member of St. John's Baptist Orthodox Church and retired from Transformer as a welder.

After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, having served two tours with the Underwater Demolition Team 11, now known as Navy Seals, and afterward was stationed in California, Key West and Bahamas, before returning to Canonsburg.

Mr. Dano was an avid golfer and woodworker, a great bread baker, gardener and story teller and made people laugh.

Surviving are two sons, Cole and Nicholas Dano; a brother, Michael Magera of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Olga (John) Rusinko of McMurray, Eleanor Boettcher of Canonsburg and Julia Krisfalusi of Detroit; and many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves his two faithful dogs.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are sister, Mary Lasicbak, and two brothers, William (Bill) Dano and John Dano Jr.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, followed by services at 10 a.m. in St. John's Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, with the Rev. Father Joseph Oleynik officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Full military honors will be accorded by the combined Honor Guard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 of Houston. Parastas Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. John's Growth and Development fund in memory of Nick. To view or add condolences, please