John George Stanko Jr.(1944 - 2013)

John George Stanko Jr., 68, of Conway died Feb. 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 20, 1944, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to John George Stanko Sr. and Elizabeth Suschak Stanko. Mr. Stanko was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed taking cruises and along with his wife was gatekeeper at Maumelle Park and Toad Suck Park.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister JoAnn Marie Stanko Cates.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years Linda Stanko, daughters Jackie Lynn Rackley (Johnny) of Greenbrier, Kari Langley (Dell) of Conway and Nicole Evans (Wayne) of Bigelow. Other survivors include grandchildren Morgan Nicholson, Devan Nicholson, Lexi Rackley, Chandler Langley, Lane Langley, John Evans, Aubrey Evans, Addison Evans, great grandchild Kaydn Hodges, mother in law Alberta Morgan of Tarentum, Pennsylvania along with a host of extended family and friends.

A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 at Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Father L. Warren Harvey officiating.

The family will gather at the home of Johnny and Jackie Rackley before and after service at 47 Arrowhead, Greenbrier.

Arrangements by Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home of Greenbrier. (501) 679-4400

Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Feb. 23 to Mar. 2, 2013