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Daniel G. Fesco

Daniel G. FescoDaniel G. Fesco, age 69 of 207 N. Main St., Shenandoah passed away Sunday at his residence.

Born in Shenandoah on February 24, 1944 he is the son of Ann S. (Nestarick) Fesco with whom he resided and the late Daniel J. Fesco, a former Shenandoah businessman.

Danny was a graduate of Shenandoah Catholic High School, a 1969 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a 1974 graduate of the Institute of Financial Education School for Executive Development at the University of Oklahoma.

US FlagHe was decorated Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam era; he received the Outstanding Unit Award and the Good Conduct Medal.

Danny was assistant vice president and branch manager of the former First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazleton at the Shenandoah branch and later worked in the Hazleton corporate office.

In 1978, Dan received the Outstanding Young Man of America award in recognition of his professional achievement, superior leadership and exceptional service to the community during his tenure as manager of the Shenandoah branch office.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and the A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Post 792 both of Shenandoah.  Professionally, he served as president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Institute of Financial Education where he had completed and taught courses sponsored by the institute.  He also served as the treasurer of the local Pennsylvania Mental Health Association campaign fund.

Danny was truly an asset to his family, as well as to his community, state and nation.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Mary Ann Swinburn and her husband Steven of Sparks, NV; cousins and many friends.

Air ForceReligious and military services will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 8:00 AM until the time of services.  There will be no calling hours Wednesday evening.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements. 

Daniel G. Fesco Has 9 Condolences Posted:

  1. Lisa Link says:

    Mary Ann , My name is Lisa I’m so sorry for your loss , your brother was such a caring person , he talked of you often . He also loved watching my dogs , and talked to them out the window …. Will miss him dearly !!! God bless your family .

  2. Monica Cicioni says:

    Mary Ann,

    My name is Monica Cicioni, daughter of late Ronald Cicioni. I’ve known Danny my entire life and am very saddened to just find out of his passing. Was hoping to come through town this summer for a visit with him, we just talked few months ago. He will always be in my heart and thoughts. He is now with my dad and uncle Donnie-they all grew up together in Shenandoah. I still have a piggy bank he gave me when I was little of a panda bear that they were giving out at his bank. I treasure it always.

    Love you Danny and take care of Mark, Dad, Donnie, my pookie (you loved her) and rest of Cicioni clan up there.

  3. Your friend Joe says:

    If the world were full of Danny’s there would be no need for a heaven. It would be peaceful, caring, and fun. He liked every person he met. Never ever did I hear him say a bad word about anyone. He was personally responsible for a lot of people’s success. He was devoted, kind, considerate, and a wonderful human being. This world is a much darker place with his passing. You could set your watch to him. Danny was Mr. First Federal. I’ll always remember you. Keep smiling my friend, you arrived at your destination. Say hi to Earl for me! im sure you guys have alot to catch up on. Thank you for everything Danny, especially your friendship. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Gina Molinaro says:

    I was very surprised and sadden when I read Danny passed away. We worked together when First Federal was a great place to work. We talked alot and did fun things together. I will never forget how caring and concerned he was for his family and friends. So sorry we lost touch with each but he was always in my thoughts.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Love, Gina PS. Danny I am still eating salads.

  5. Pat Stremba says:

    Today I lost a close friend and former co-worker. If ever heaven welcomed an angel it was today! Will miss you Danny but I know someone will be pulling for me from up above. Thanks for being such a faithful son to your MOM,, that speaks volumes as to the kind of human being you were. See you at a later date up above.!

  6. Dennis and Paula Cicioni says:

    Our life long friend Danny. You were a special friend and member of our family. May you rest in peace. We miss you. Love, Dennis, Paula and Cindy.

  7. James Walsh says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. I was a high school classmate of his and remember him to be a kind and gentle person. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Jim Walsh

  8. Barbara Felegi says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Danny…Barbara Felegi

  9. Kathleen Matunis Polk says:

    Mary Ann,

    I just read of Danny’s passing online and wanted to convey my sympathy to you and
    your family. When visiting Shenandoah, I often ran into him in my walks around town
    and always enjoyed seeing him. He was always such a pleasant spirit! Our thoughts
    are with you. – Kathy