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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Monaco, Daniel S.

As many of you have already heard, it comes in great sadness that on Sunday, January 17, we lost Danny Monaco. There are no words to express the amount of sadness we are all feeling today. Our hearts are broken but just as Danny would want...we won't stop. The entire Hoffstot's family, both by blood and employment, have stepped up and we are all pushing forward, just as Danny would have demanded. To some, it's two restaurants To many, they are so much more... Two establishments. Two landmarks. Danny didn’t just own and run two places to eat, it was his vision, passion, and hard work that created moments you’d never forget before you even had them. He spent his life-time bringing happiness to others. We hear stories all the time from first dates that to led to marriages, engagement dinners, first birthdays and anniversaries, baby announcements, long-lost get-togethers, business meetings, random meet-ups, a little night out, or just a happy hour after a long day or week. He did this for 49+ years...nearly 18,000 days of moments that will never be forgotten. His personality was larger than life. He was a father, a boss, a leader, a constant, and a teacher. He was honest, a straight shooter, a good man, and an incredible friend. He never shied away from a confrontation or wouldn't hold back if you screwed up, but by God, he'd have your back in any situation and would help you whenever you needed it. It won’t ever be the same without him but just know we’re gonna keep going because of the things he instilled in all of us, the things he taught us, and the foundation he built. He devoted his entire life to these restaurants and they were his passion. Danny, you never took a day off or stopped worrying about these places in nearly 50 years, so now, we need you to sit back, relax, and keep an eye on us from above. We will forever love you and we’ll always miss you. Dan served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967 on the USS Tidewater. Beloved Son of the late Thomas and Lucy (Seppi) Monaco. He is survived by his former wife, Deb, who he remained friends with, daughters, Danielle M. Monaco and Dana Monaco. Dear Brother of Thomas (Fran) Monaco and Jerry (Janet) Monaco. Nephew of Dolly Panucci, and survived by the rest of their family, Uncle of Kevin (Lisa) Monaco and Greg Monaco. Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Funeral Service and interment in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh will be private for the family. If desired, please consider a memorial contribution in his name to the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce, 504 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA 15139 or Light of Life Rescue Mission, 10 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212