Edward Paul Dacko

Born: Sun., Jun. 28, 1931
Died: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Liturgy

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Location: St. John The Divine Russian Orthodox Church

Interment following funeral service

1:45 PM Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Location: Grandview Cemetery

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Edward Paul Dacko 88 of Monessen on Friday October 11 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh. Born in Monessen on June 28 1931 he was the son of the late John and Susan Scrip Dacko Sr. Ed was a Monessen High School Graduate 1949, Graduate Duquesne University class of 1953 with a B.S. degree and  obtained his Masters Degree 1960 in Public School Music. He taught music for Bentworth and Belle Vernon School Districts until his retirement in 1991.He also taught private lessons at Trombino's  Music Center. He was a US Army Veteran serving with the First Infantry Division in Germany as the First Chair Trombonist. He Was a Member of St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church and its Choir, the  PSEA , Pittsburgh  Musician Union Local 471, PNA, Croatian Club and the VFW 1190 He played Bass with the Benny Benak Orchestra, Bobby Earl Orchestra at Lakeview Country Club. He also played with Graham Grubb, Frankie Carroll, and Doc. Stewart Bands. He also played Trombone with Mike Borello, Frank Patera, Frankie Barr and the Larry Faith Orchestra at the former Vogue Terrace McKeesport and the Hozizon Room at the Pittsburgh Airport. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Edna  Owens Dacko , a granddaughter Michelle Ondulick, sisters Mary and Helen Dacko, brothers Stephen, William ,John, George and Andrew Dacko.  He is survived a daughter Eloise Ondulick and her husbad  Eloy Ramirez of Belle Vernon. He is also survived by a cherished friend  Lois Kelvingtom. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 pm in the Robert A Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave. Monessen www.billicksfuneralhome.com Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 pm in St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church  interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery Monessen.                

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Betty Kucik Ventura
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Family, deepest condolence for a great man. Will miss him in church.
Vechnaya Pamyat Eddie
Betty Kucik Ventura

bob and shirley beall
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019

dolores payesko niece
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
condolence to daughter eloise i remember uncle eddie and aunt edna visting me
going to atlantic city

dolores payesko and sons joey and michael

mayor gerald w jackson ii
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
One of the great musicians of the big band era and one outstanding Belle Vernon Area music teacher. A part of music history will be lost. Always remembered his students from 50 years ago. Former student, Mayor Gerald W. Jackson II Belle Vernon

David Gearhart
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
I was in 4th grade when Mr Dacko approached me in the hall and said "Here, see if you can blow into this mouthpiece!" That was 1977, and it began many years of enjoyment and friendship through my high school years playing in the band. This has carried over to my own children, which I am so thankful for.
I was also friends with his granddaughter Shelly. I remember them both fondly.
Our condolences to the family.
David Gearhart and family, Bethel Park

Greg Matosky
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure of knowing him when he was Band director at Bentworth HS. My wife & I also saw him at The Twin Coaches when he was in the orchestra with Mr Gilliami. God Bless

catherine dugan
   Posted Wed October 16, 2019
Deepest.sympathy to the Dacko family...….Rest in Peace eddy.....you will be missed

Rebecca Russell
   Posted Wed October 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Dacko. I took trombone lessons from him for nine years and went on to become a music teacher/band director. I also had the pleasure of playing along with him in local bands. He was an amazing teacher, musician and man. Rest in Peace, Mr. Dacko, and thank you for making me the musician that I am today.

dolores payesko niece
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
Great memories of uncle eddie and aunt edna trips to atlantic city when they came to see me also with me 9/11.

sincere condolence
dolores payesko and sons

Debra Mason
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Dacko family, I had the pleasure of knowing both Paul & Edna. They were a wonderful couple. Paul always had a smile and something nice to talk about.I know they will be happy to be together once again.

dolores payesko
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
i sent on 14 and 17 message of condolence

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