kristopher dankovchik
Kristopher Michael “Dank” Dankovchik, 23, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2005 in Hurricane, WV. Born January 17, 1982 in Weirton, he was the son of Robert “Dank” and Pam Bozic Dankovchik of Weirton. Dank graduated from Weir High School in 2000 and West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, WV in 2003. During his high school years, Dank played basketball and baseball in the city leagues. He was an avid WVU and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Lauren Nicole Dankovchik of Weirton; maternal grandparents Joseph and Patricia Bozic of Midway, PA; paternal grandparents Bob and Frances Dankovchik of Weirton; Uncle Dan and Aunt Laurie Dankovchik of Weirton; Uncle Mark and Aunt Dawn Christy of Pittsburgh; a very special Aunt Janet Bozic of McDonald, PA and cousins Alexis and Lucas Dankovchik of Weirton and Cole and Ava Christy of Pittsburgh, PA. The family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10AM Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, Weirton. Memorial donations in memory of Kristopher may be made to the donors choice. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. We want to let the Dankovchik family know how very sorry we are for the loss of Kristopher. You are in our prayers. Aldo, Sandy, Aldo, and Maria Pucci


  3. Dear Pam,Dank,& Lauren, My deepest sympathy to you and your family, I can only imagine the hurt and pain that you are feeling now. May the love and support of those around you, get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Sympathy, Suzanne Sarles

  4. Pam, Dank, & Lauren, Our deepest sympathy is with each one of you. There are no words to express how saddened we are of your loss. May you know that you are in our prayers.

  5. Dear Dankovchik Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Kristopher. I will always remember many wonderful times watching him grow up as a little boy at the old Fitness World gym. Please know that your family is in my heart as you go through this very difficult time. Always Your Pal, Skins

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of need. The Smitsky’s Michael, Veronica, Kristen, and Alicia

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. Kris was a classmate of mine, and I will always remember his kindness. He was a great guy and will never be forgotten. You are all in my hearts during this time. God Bless, Annette Underwood

  8. To the Dankovchik Family; My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember the days when Danny and I would play with little “fugi” at Starvaggi Pool – He was such a great little boy. With Deepest Sympathy, Anthony Paolo and Family

  9. Dear Pam, Dank and Lauren, Our deepest sympathy to each of you on the loss of your son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tracy Goff and Brittany Pulice

  10. We have so many fond memories of Dank and his visits at our home. He was a wonderful young man and if there is anything we can do please call. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul, Sil, Ryan, Sean and Megan Stevens

  11. My condolences go out to the entire Dankovchik family from myself and my family. I have known Kris my entire life. I remember playing 4 squares and tag with him on the playground at Broadview. Because of his close ties to my cousin, he always felt like a part of my family. I suppose it is those little memories that will always keep him with all of us. This is such a tragedy and my heart goes out to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope that he is at peace now. Sincerely, The Merico’s Mike, April, Mandy, and Michael

  12. Bobby and Family – A family member called to let me know that your son had passed away, and although none of us can ever know what you all are feeling at this time, may it help to know that others who grew up with you and now have children of their own are lifting you all in prayer and thinking of you at this most difficult time. May God give you all strength and grace in the days ahead – Sincerely, Kay (Courtney) Fenske

  13. On behalf of myself and my family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  14. To Kris’ Family: I was a senior at Weir when Kris was a freshman. We had a couple classes together. I thought he was a cool, down-to-earth kid who always had something clever to say. I hadn’t spoke to him in years, but he gave me some funny high school memories that continue to make me smile. You will certainly be in my prayers.

  15. dank, you and your family have our deepest condolences for your loss. i,m sorry i can’t makt it to see you personally. we will be praying for you and your family. sincerely larry and kim yocum

  16. Rob,Pam, and Lauren My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. I was deeply hurt to hear about the passing of a great friend and person. There are so many memories of Kris that I will cherish forever. Even though I had not seen Dank in a couple of years, I always considered him a best friend and always will. I still remember beign over at your house all the time like you were a second family, and you always treated me like that. Sorry I cant be there to tell you this, but you are in my thoughts. Kris will be deeply missed. Eric

  17. Dear Pam,Bob,and Lauren, I haven’t seen Kristopher in many years. I can say one thing, I remember one of my first jobs as a teacher’s aide was at Broadview Elem. I remember Kristopher’s face like yesterday. I said that little boy is so handsome, and I would tease him all the time about it. He would give me the biggest smile in the world. That was a wonderful memory for me. God Bless all of you and may he give you strength and peace each and every day. My prayers are with you. Love Sherri, Joey, Jennifer and Maria Grieco

  18. Words cannot descripe how my heart aches for this family. Words also cannot descripe how Great of a family you are and have been. I loved Kris as if he was one of my own. If there is anything I can do for anyone Please get a hold of me.

  19. I went to school with Dank, and I will forever hold on to the fun memories I have of him. He was a wonderful person; his spirit can never be forgotten. I am deeply and truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time.

  20. I was very saddened by the news of Dank’s passing. My thoughts are with all his family and friends.

  21. We all want to express our deepest sympathy to the Dankovchik family whom we have known through all of our high school years. Nothing is more tragic than the loss of a precious child. May you find whatever comfort you can in knowing that you will meet again…..

  22. Dear Bobby and family I am so sorry to hear about Kris. May your family stay strong through this very difficult time. You will all be in my prayers.

  23. “Therefore be a light in the darkness, and curse it not.” Kris was a beautiful person and I am so grateful for him to have been apart of mine and my childrens lives. He made an everlasting imprint on all of our hearts and he will be missed greatly. We send our love and prayers to you.

  24. Kris will always be remembered by our family. He was a close friend to our children and a pleasure to have in our home. We will all miss him and think of him often. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Bryan, Vickie, Bryant, Brock and Bridgett McCarthy

  25. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Kris was a great person who could always make anyone laugh. He will be loved and missed by everyone.

  26. Every time I think about Kris I see his smile. I see him laughing and I know in my heart that he is smiling in heaven. God is with him and may god be with you all. All my love. God bless

  27. While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. Kris was a sweet person and will be sadly missed. But, he will always be watching over his loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tabitha and Tiffany Board

  28. Dear Pamela, Lauren, Dank and all Family Members, Please accept these condolences from my family and me for Kristopher’s passing. I haven’t spent much time in my hometown these last twenty years, and when I heard about your loss last night I felt profound grief for what you’re going through and an emptiness at not being able to pay my respects in person. I will always remember Kristopher from the time I saw him many years ago, when he was such a handsome and happy child. It’s clear from the guestbook comments alone that Kris touched many lives and will be greatly missed. I know your faith is strong, and when times get difficult please take some comfort in knowing that you will be with him again at a better time and better place. With great respect, Rick Ridgway and family

  29. I met Kris while he was here in Charleston. He was one of the sweetest caring men that i have met in a long time. I only new him for a short time but he made an impression on me the will last a lifetime. My deepest sympathy and prayers have been with you since I heard. Just know you did everything you could for him. i will miss him and his beautiful smile. God Bless You Dee Dee

  30. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts, prayers and in my heart! With love and my deepest sympathy. -Danielle

  31. My heart aches for all of you. What a beautiful little boy and handsome young man. By reading all of the messages it sounds like he touched so many lives in so many different ways. I’m so very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you!

  32. My sincerest and deepest condolences to the Dankovchik family. I am so very sad to hear of Kris’s passing. He was a caring and wonderful person who will be greatly missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. Dear Dank and Family, On behalf of my family and I, please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill Ridgway and Family

  34. We are very sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. Dank & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you… He looks like he was a great kid.. Kathy

  36. Bob, I just recently heard about the loss of your Grandson. I did not know him but being a Dankovchik he must have been as fantastic as the E Mails about him stated.. My condolences !!!!! Coke/ Ken

  37. Pam, Dank, and Lauren: I can’t even begin to express how sorry I am for you. I hope you can find comfort in the thoughts that he has finally found peace. You have always been and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Your family has given me many memories over the years, and I will never forget them. Love, Amy

  38. Hi Pam, I am very sorry to hear about your son. I just happened to see it in the paper. Please give your family and your mom and dad my deepest sympathy. Please let me know if you want to get together sometime just to talk. As you know, I went through the same thing 12 years ago. Melissa was 8 years old and to this day it feels like yesterday to me. It did help me a little to talk to someone else that had lost a child too. It’s just totally different than losing your grandparents or parents. My home phone is 724-796-8661 and my home e-mail address is if you want to drop my a line. We could even get together and talk maybe over lunch. I’m still living in Bulger. Looking forward to talking to you soon. Bonnie

  39. I am so very sorry for your loss. I just heard about Kris yesterday and I’m so sorry. I went to school with Dank, he was such a great person. I remember him always making everyone laugh! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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