Robert X. Danos

BRENTWOOD - Robert X. Danos, 79, formerly of Manchester died March 4, 2013, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home.

He was born April 28, 1933, in Manchester, the son of the late John X. and Eva J. (Agrafiotis) Danos.

Robert was a graduate of Central High School and St. Anselm College and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. At one time chairman of the Hooksett Police Commission, Robert co-owned Indian Head Shoe Factory in Manchester. He was later appointed by former Gov. John Sununu to the office of director, Division of Safety Services, New Hampshire Department of Safety.

Bob lived in Manchester most of his life and was a member and board member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He was a Bektash Shriner, was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was a jazz aficionado. He loved impressing his dates when Marian McPartland stopped everything to play "Moonlight in Vermont" whenever he walked into the club where she was performing in New York. Always athletic, Bob enjoyed skiing and loved golf, but his true passions were his family and friends. Throughout his life, Bob met regularly with a group of friends from his Central High School Class of '51, and even from the Chandler Grammar School.

Family members include his brother, John Danos; his sisters, Penelope "Poppy" Carbee and Ann Keegan; his nieces and nephews, Nanci Crosbie, Marshall Carbee, Melissa Clark, Joan Lombardo, Dr. Charles Elwell Jr., John Elwell, Cheryl Porter, Jennifer Quimby, Todd Danos, Chris Danos and Jon Danos. He was predeceased by his sister, Lynne Elwell.

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SERVICES: Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester. In the event of inclement weather, services will be held in the chapel. Attendees will meet at the mausoleum, taking a right immediately after entering the granite main entrance to the cemetery on Calef Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., Manchester, 03104.



Published in Union Leader on Mar. 7, 2013