Obituary: Steve Dancsecs

Steve Dancsecs
Steve Dancsecs

Steve Dancsecs, 78, of La Cañada Flintridge passed away at his home on Feb. 19. Steve was born on Jan. 6, 1941, in Csorotnek, Hungary, but left his family at the age of 15 during the Hungarian Revolution to escape Communism. He and some friends walked through the forest to reach Austria, landing at an Austrian refugee camp until immigrating to the U.S. via Kansas City, Missouri, in 1956. From there, he came to California, where he resided for the past 60 years.
After graduating from Glendale College, Steve became a general contractor and founded D&N Construction, where he worked until the day he passed. Steve met his beloved wife, Anke, and was married in 1967. They raised two sons in LCF, Mark and Erik, and had a robust life in the community, coaching many youth soccer teams. Passionate about sports, Steve was often seen in the community on the sidelines of his grandkids’ games. In his younger years, Steve also found the time to obtain his private pilot’s license. Steve’s other true passion was fishing, both freshwater and, annually, deep-sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas.
Steve was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Anke, of Berlin, Germany, who passed away in 2013 after a brave fight with cancer.
Steve is survived by his two sons, Mark Dancsecs and Erik Dancsecs; their wives, Soraya and Hilary; and his five grandchildren: Siena, Hayden, Lila, Colin and Jack, all of whom reside in LCF.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at St. Bede the Venerable Church in LCF, with a reception immediately following.

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