William C. Danowski of Dock Lane, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012, after a long battle with lung cancer, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born Jan. 14, 1950, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Walter and Edith Bozentka Danowski.
William was a 1968 graduate of Marymount High School, Wilkes-Barre, and attended King's College.
William was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was employed as an independent contractor, installing carpet for nearly 30 years. After installing carpet, he successfully changed careers, ultimately becoming lead medical clerk at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre.
He loved fishing and astronomy, and was an avid San Diego Chargers fan.
Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Mangan, with whom he was together for 40 years; sons, Shane Ruggere and his wife, Anita, Wilkes-Barre, and Will Danowski Jr. and his wife, Andrea Mead, Harrisburg; daughter, Adonna Danowski, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter, Candace Ruggere; and godfather of three; brothers, Michael, Wilkes-Barre; and Joseph, Forty Fort; sisters, Mary Oresick, Nanticoke; and Carol McNulty, Laflin; sister-in-law, Sheryl Sealock, Forty Fort; and brothers-in-Law, Michael Oresick, Nanticoke; and Dennis McNulty, Laflin.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. John S. Terry, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241-8372.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 27, 2012