Daniel Laska, Jr. Obituary

Daniel J. Laska, Jr.
Laska, Jr., Daniel J.

April 22, 1947 - May 12, 2017
Born in Punxsutawney, PA
Resided in Burgettstown, PA
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Daniel Joseph Laska, Jr., 70, of Burgettstown, PA died suddenly at his home on Friday May 12, 2017.

Born on April 22, 1947, in Punxsutawney, PA, Daniel was a son of the late Daniel Joseph Laska, Sr. and Mary Mayanchik Laska.

Dan served in the United States Army Reserves for 22 years retiring as a Major. He received his Masters from Georgetown University and worked as a CPA for numerous corporations including J.C. Penny, Potomac Light, McGraw Edison and H & R Block. He owned and operated LW Buck & Company and had numerous Rental Properties. His passion for visiting all 50 States had him driving a tractor trailer for SWIFT. His love of numbers came very natural when he became a certified dealer in craps and black jack at the Meadows.

For relaxation he enjoyed taking care of his property on Eldersville Road and studying the stock market. An avid hunter, Dan hunted and fished all over North America where he hunted deer, elk, caribou, and mule deer and fished for Alaskan Salmon.

Dan was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton and the VFW and American Legion.

He will always be remembered for his extremely personable and jovial nature and his eloquent speech.

Dan is survived by his cherished, loving devoted girlfriend, Joyce Griffin of Weirton, WV; his children, Jeffrey Laska and Dana Laska Vincent (Eric) both of Tampa, FL; his three brothers, Richard G. Laska (Katie) and James R. Laska (Kimberly) all of Punxsutawney, PA and Fr. William M. Laska of Brookville, PA; five sisters, Mary Ann Stewart (Vern) of Punxsutawney, PA, Jeanne Fustine (Dennis) of Brockport, PA, Kathleen M. Milliron (Dr. Keith) of Dubois, PA, Diane Marsh of Charlotte, NC and Christine Gould (David) of Glenshaw, PA; and two granddaughters Lauren and Kayla Vincent.

Visitation will be 4-8 PM Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV.

Reverend Father William Laska will recite The Rosary at 7:00 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.

Reverend Father William Laska will officiate.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney, PA ,3 PM Tuesday, with military honors by the Dubois Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV 26062.

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Visitation
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV US 26062
Monday, May 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church
229 California Avenue
Weirton, WV US
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Burial
Calvary Cemetery
616 W. Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15757
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
3:00 PM

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St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church
229 California Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062