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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