William Paul Danchik, "Bill", passed away at the age of 87, on March 24, 2014. Bill was born in Coverdale (now called Bethel Park), Pennsylvania to John and Anna (Moroz) Danchik. He worked for Port Authority Transit of Allegheny as a lineman crew boss for 34 years repairing trolley wires. He graduated and received his high school diploma from Mainland High School adult education class on February 14, 1979 at the age of 52. He loved hunting and watching Steeler football games and his children and granddaughters and great-grandchildren. While in Pittsburgh, he was financial secretary, deacon at the methodist church. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and raised 4 eagles. He worked for Allegheny County Sheriff's Office for 25 years on weekends, did security at Westinghouse part time and worked other security jobs as needed. He also belonged to the Islam Grotto and Germania Lodge 509 while in Pittsburgh. After retiring to Florida, he worked security at the NASCAR race track and brinks. He belonged to the Daytona Beach Masonic Lodge #270 and The Shriners and the Zangi Grotto. For many years friends and neighbors would save their aluminum cans which he spent many hours crushing in our garage. He would then take them to the salvage yard and receive money that he gave to the Grotto for their dentistry for the handicapped program and then later to our churches CWF. He attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was a deacon and property chairman for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, John Danchik and mother Anna (Moroz) Danchik; grand ma Mary Hankovich (who helped take care of him); brothers Steve Danchik, George Danchik, and John Danchik; sisters Mary Doelfel, Ann Ellison, Margaret Cottler, Julia Hatala, and Helen Danchik. He is survived by his sister Mildred Wynkoop; sister-in-law Helen Danchik. He is also survived by his wife of 34 years, Claudia Danchik; his son, Jeffrey Danchik. his daughter, Margaret Grilli; his step daughter, Virginia Goldstein, his granddaughters, Katerina Goldstein and Kristi Peters; his great-grandchildren, Precious Wilson, Ke'Mari Wilson, Jermaine Jackson, Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Bill's Memorial Service will be Sunday, March 30, 2014 during our service, after Communion. Church starts at 10:55 a.m. There will be a luncheon following his service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ormond Beach First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 50 Seville St., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Dale Woodward Funeral Home - Holly Hill
167 Ridgewood Ave. Holly Hill, FL 32117
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 29, 2014