Dr. John “Jack” Stanko Jr.

June 21, 1957 - August 24, 2021
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A gathering to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Stanko will be held from 1-5 PM, Sunday, July 10th 2022 at Swan Lake Event Center, 5900 Liberty Road North, Powell, Ohio 43065 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 3 PM Sunday.

Additionally, a Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 434 W. Park St, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. A gathering of family and friends will be help one hour prior, from 10-11 AM Saturday.

Dr. John (Jack) Stanko Jr., M.D, F.A.C.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 64 on Tuesday August 24th surrounded by family. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Stanko graduated from Forrest View High School in 1975 and received his doctorate from The University of Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine in 1985. In 1998, Dr. StankoContinue Reading

Doyt & Jeanette Prichard left a message on July 9, 2022:
To Dawn & family Our prayers go out to you & your family. We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss Words cannot express what he has meant to us as our cardiologist & friend . There was never a time we felt rushed & he always went the extra mile to care for all of his patients. We are so grateful & blessed to have had him as our physician who impacted our lives in a special way. He made the world a better place .we all can learn a lot from the special man that he was He lives on in our hearts!!
Carol Dixon left a message on June 30, 2022:
So sorry for your loss sending prayers for the family
Matthew Lindquist left a message on June 10, 2022:
I’m so sorry to hear that Jack has passed away. I worked with Jack at Alexian Brother’s Medical center in the ‘80’s and always enjoyed talking with Jack. We played basketball a lot of Saturday mornings too. Jack was to have been on call when my brother-in-law passed away from his cancer in the late 80’s and I was always great fil he had traded shifts so it didn’t fall on him. I am so sorry he is gone and have missed seeing him many times over the years since I moved to St Louis, MO. I offer love and support to all who knew Jack and his family as they try to deal with this loss. I pray you all can find peace in the memories of his love. Matthew Lindquist
Joel Oster left a message on May 20, 2022:
Just moved back to Columbus and heard about Dr. Stanko's passing. I am very saddened to learn of his untimely death. As one of his device reps, I always appreciated his refreshing honesty and direct nature. I will always cherish the look and smile on his face when I brought him his favorite Lou Malnati's pizza for lunch on his birthday one year. He was a great physician and always had tremendous empathy for his patients and he will certainly be missed.
Cathi Gilliam left a message on April 22, 2022:
Our family is forever grateful to your family and thank you for being a part of ours ❤️ You will be in our hearts and thoughts forever more..
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Mary Jane McMullin left a message on January 28, 2022:
You'll always be my favorite Dr. You were there for me always. May God wrap his arms around your family during this most difficult time and continue to bless them. You were one of a kind and are missed terribly. 💜🍀🙏😇💔
Mary Jane left a message on December 3, 2021:
I just can't wrap my head around this awful news. Dr. Stanko was not only the best, but was spot on. I always felt like I was his only patient. I always wondered why I got that call to cancel my appointment, just an hour before I was set to be in the office. I first met him at Mount Carmel and him and Dr Hackett worked wonders. I'm so grateful and thankful for just knowing and trusting you. I'm one of many that are affected and profoundly sad I over this. May God ease the pain and suffering for his family 🙏 🍀💜😇🕯
Mary Miller left a message on November 9, 2021:
My deepest sympathy, I just learned of his passing. He was my mother's doctor for at least 15 years. I have never met a more wonderful person. H was always caring, and took the time to listen to her and answer my concerns. The world was a better place when he was in it.
Tony Wright left a message on October 6, 2021:
I 1st saw Dr Stanko 11 yrs ago. When I had a heart attack. My wife was wreck. Worrying about me also not what was going on. My wife only met Dr Stanko 1 time the day I was admitted. He walked into my CCU room told everyone to get out. My wife stayed out. She asked if she could stay. He asked who she was she said his wife. Then I’m the Dr Stanko voice calmly told her she could stay. Over the yrs I feel I developed a friendship with him. I thing I admired the most is. He would never rush you out. I knew when I went for an appointment I planned on at least 2 hrs there. I have so much respect for him. The best doctor I’ve ever been treated by. The world need more doctors and human beings like Dr Stanko. Your family is our family’s thought and prayers
Jill Gillespie left a message on September 28, 2021:
My prayers to Doctor Stanko’s family I might Dr.Stanko April 1 2009 the my husband had a massive heart attack, this man passed on giving me a bill as I had just switched jobs and was on cobra, Best Doctor ever and I will truly miss him
Debbie McKean left a message on September 20, 2021:
My sincere condolence to Dr. Stanko's family and staff. I was not aware until today of your loss, I am truly sorry. Dr. Stanko will always be one of the best doctors I was blessed to see. He took exceptional care of my sister as well as myself. I would never be able to thank him enough for his patience and kindness. Rest in peace and always know how much your caring meant to your patients.
Kevin Marlin left a message on September 17, 2021:
I was unaware of Dr. Stanko's and he will be missed! I helped him move here in 1998 and he introduced me to fountain pens. He was a kind and caring physician and person who treated patients and colleagues with the utmost respect. We talked Chicago Bears football and I will miss him very much! He was a true professional and patient advocate that was a role model to me. RIP my friend and know that you were instrumental in many patients and peoples lives!! God Bless!!
Haley Haynes left a message on September 15, 2021:
Just hearing of the passing of a good man. Dr. Stanko was my grandpa’s cardiologist, he always took good care of him but also took time out of his day to try and enlighten the youth. My grandfather had mentioned to Dr. Stanko that I had a interest in heart sonography and offered me to shadow him for a day. I never seen a doctor care about patients so much, took the time to get to know them. I will never forget the impact he made on me at just 18 years old. It’s hard to find people in the world who care about others just as much if not more then themselves, we lost him too soon and I never got to give him a proper thank you for the day he invested in me and how appreciative I am to have spent a day with such a kind soul. Thank you Dr. Stanko. Condolences from Texas.
I. Maxwell left a message on September 13, 2021:
So very sorry to hear of Dr Stanko's passing. He was such a personable physician. Prayers to his family - lost a good one much too soon.
Christina J Weisenstein left a message on September 9, 2021:
I'm so sorry to learn of Dr. Stanko's passing . He was so good to my father over many, many years . My Dad was a widow and I know Dr. Stanko was a good listner , and he really was a wonderful doctor , he helped my Dad live a long time , and so gracious at my Father's passing . I began to see him after my Father's death , and was glad he took care of me these last 10 years. I will miss him , my hearts goes out to his family .
Jonathan March left a message on September 6, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John "Jack" Stanko Jr., Jonathan March lit a candle
Luann Bepler-Todd left a message on September 2, 2021:
Our family is so sorry to hear of Dr. Stankos passing. He took amazing care of several members of our family as well as helping diagnose our daughter when no one else would believe us. He was a very caring person that advocated for his patients. He will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Pamela J Stischok left a message on September 2, 2021:
Dr. Stanko was one of the best men I have known. Goes all the way back to him treating my Mother like a QUEEN. Of course, I made him me Doctor too. Rip my Dear Doctor. Best wishes to his family. I will miss him personally and professionally. 💝
Jack & Lois Calhoun left a message on September 1, 2021:
Jack & I are so sorry to hear of our Doctor & very dear friend passing. Our love & prayers are with all the family. We enjoyed our long talks with him. He looked so much like our older son that he felt like family. We will miss him so very much. May God bless each of you, & give you comfort.
Ken Stofflet left a message on September 1, 2021:
My sincere condolences to Jack’s family and many friends. My wife Cindy and I are heartbroken over your loss and pray for you all. I first met Jack 23 years ago after a heart attack he saved my life twice over the years. His dedication to his staff and patients was more than remarkable. We grew to be friends over the years and loved discussing families and business. The shocking loss of such a good man and friend is beyond words. Prayers of peace to his family and devoted staff.
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Larry Sandra Hanawalt left a message on September 1, 2021:
what a funny caring man he was.. my husband is still living a good healthy life thanks to Dr Stanko in fact he saved my husbands life. we will never forget the kindness he showed and the precision of the procedures he used in saving Larry's life. RIP Dr. Stanko you served your profession well.
Janice & Jimmy Dolive left a message on August 31, 2021:
Dear Dawn and daughters, We are heartbroken to receive this horrific news!! Your husband and father was the nicest guy, loved all of you so very much. That is all he ever talked to us about —we knew so much about everyone because he loved telling us how important y’all were to him!! If everyone could be just a little like him this world would be a better place!!!! We have shed many tears over the last days and want all of you to know what a special friend he was to us!! We will be thinking of y’all and praying that his love will surround you with peace! I honestly do not know a better person than Jack Stanko!! With love, Janice, Jimmy & Suzanne Atlanta, GA
Nancy sager left a message on August 31, 2021:
He was a blessing to my mother and my family. We loved him as a part of our family. He is now in heaven with my mother and they are discussing how history made us who we are.
Richard Whitaker left a message on August 31, 2021:
Rest in peace. We love and will miss you. Thank you for taking care of my family. Mom considered Dr. Stanko her 6th child.
Janis Mickey left a message on August 30, 2021:
I am so Sorry for your loss! He was my Cardiologist from 2003 until 2021. He was a wonderful caring Doctor and Human Being! I will miss Him so!! REST IN PEACE!
Malcolm Howell left a message on August 30, 2021:
Dr Stanko was my doctor for over 17 years and He was a GREAT DOCTOR AND great person. Always perfect in every way, GOD WILL HAVE A GREAT PLACE FOR HIM.
Anita Koebel left a message on August 30, 2021:
Dear Dawn and Family, Your husband was my doctor for many years. Last year when I was there, I shared with him about my daughter who was dying and what she was going through. He was very kind, understanding and easy to talk to. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man and doctor.
Darryl phillips left a message on August 30, 2021:
Sorry for your lose
Stephanie left a message on August 30, 2021:
I never had the pleasure of knowing Jack myself, but if his daughter is any indication of his character he had to be a truly amazing person. Sending only love and light during this difficult time for your family.
Lesley McCarthy left a message on August 29, 2021:
To the family of Dr Stanko, I was a patient of Dr Stanko, he did a pacemaker for me, I continue to see him , he was the most caring doctor, I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to your family, he is in god hands now.
Cathi Gilliam left a message on August 29, 2021:
You are in our hearts and thoughts forever more. Gilliam Family
Joseph F Luckhaupt left a message on August 29, 2021:
As a patient of Dr. Jack,he was indeed loving and caring, God grant him peace. My only wish would be that those who follow his path be loving and caring also.
Julia Stokes-Grundei left a message on August 29, 2021:
To The Stanko Family: All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dr. Stanko was one of the best doctors I have ever met. He saved my fathers life more than once, for that I am eternally grateful. Dr. Stanko always took the time to speak to us as family, explaining, and showing us test results. Dr. Stanko was one of a kind he will be missed. Continued prayers for all of you during this difficult time. God bless.
STEVEN MADER left a message on August 29, 2021:
Very sad to hear of Jack's passing. I grew up on the southwest side of Chicago with his wonderful parents and siblings. I can remember him riding his bike around the neighborhood and one time turning on the fire hydrant to cool off the kids in the summertime. Admired his success as a surgeon.
Julie Costello left a message on August 29, 2021:
Wonderful person and caring Doc. Patients needs were always first. Thoughts and prayers to family, colleagues and patients
Annette Petrella left a message on August 29, 2021:
Dr.Stanko took care of both of my parents, we traveled from Steubenville to see him, and because of him we were given the gift of extra time with them both! Both my sister and I were also his patients! We grew to love this man over the year's and are very sadden by his passing. My condolences to his wife, children and family. He truly was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many.😪💔
Kelli R Holtz left a message on August 28, 2021:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Dr Stanko saved my life in July 9,2011. He’s the best Cardiologist . He saved my life, he had to put 3 stents into a heart valve. It was very hard but he succeeded to get them in. He did it give up on me. My family an I are very grateful. He can never be replaced. I will miss him. Thank you Dr. Stanko you were the best. From Kelli Holtz
Carla Ricketts Moore left a message on August 28, 2021:
Mrs. Stanko, I am sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family at they loss of your husband. Words can not express what a treasured physician he was to my parents, John and Rita RIcketts, not to mention what a true and wonderful friend he was to our whole family. I thanked him many times, and yet it never seemed like enough. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and that we hope you find comfort in the knowledge that he was such a positive force to so many. Most sincerely, Carla RIcketts Moore
Doris Will left a message on August 28, 2021:
Deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and dad! I worked for 20 years with Dr Stanko both in CCU and the Ep lab and he always kept his patients first ! His love for the “crooners” gave us lots of musical entertainment in the Ep lab! He will be missed by many! May your memories bring you comfort during the days ahead!
McKay LeMay left a message on August 28, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss, Dr Stanko was amazing man he is one of the reasons why I do what I do today. I'm so grateful for him and he will always share a special place in my heart.
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James Klein left a message on August 28, 2021:
I worked with Jack for a couple of decades. I am so sorry to see that he passed away, and offer my condolences. Jim Klein
Jackie Lundberg left a message on August 28, 2021:
Dr. Stanko saved my life 20 years ago. He was a caring doctor and made me feel like a friend. I’m so very sad to learn of his passing. He will be difficult to replace.
Michael Murnane left a message on August 28, 2021:
I am so sad to hear of Jack’s passing. He was such a caring person and doctor and he will be missed sorely by his colleagues and especially by his patients.
LaFonda Lanier left a message on August 28, 2021:
Deepest condolences & prayers to Dr. Jacks family. Thanks for being a great cardiologist and good human being. RIP . you will truly be missed
LaFonda Lanier left a message on August 28, 2021:
Deepest sympathy & prayers to Dr Stanko’s family, friends and staff. He was one of the best cardiologist to practice medicine. His caring disposition and sense of humor made him so relatable. RIP Dr. Jack 🙏🏾🕊❤️
Debra Burke left a message on August 28, 2021:
My sympathies for you and your family. My prayers are with you Dawn. God bless
Leah Staursky left a message on August 27, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John "Jack" Stanko Jr., Leah Staursky lit a candle
Marilyn Erdy left a message on August 27, 2021:
Jack Stanko was a good friend to my husband Bill and I. He went fishing with us at Deer Creek and we thought very highly of him. He was our doctor as well and we know God gave a special place to him in heaven . He was a remarkable and talented man who will be missed
Marsha Hockaday left a message on August 27, 2021:
Dawn & family, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Panela & Ronald Reveal left a message on August 27, 2021:
To one of the most Amazing Doctor Family. My Husband and I are patient and are here because of the wonderful care given to us by Dr Stanko. He was a true blessing in our lives. We are sending you and your family our deepest sympathy for your loss. We prayer that your cherished memories help your threw these hard times. Our Heaven gates open wide to receive this amazing man. R.I.P DR. Stanko
Jean Bales left a message on August 27, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Stankos passing. I enjoyed working with him at Cardiology Inc. He was a pleasure to know.. RIP Dr. Stanko….
Jean Bales left a message on August 27, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Stankos passing. I enjoyed working with him at Cardiology Inc. He was a pleasure to know.. RIP Dr. Stanko….
Ferguson Funeral Home left a message:
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