In memory: Martin Antony Dankowski

Martin Antony Dankowski, 53, died Tuesday, May 31, of a sudden heart attack at his home in Fort Collins.

He was born April 15, 1963, in Hitchin, England to Anneliese (Schaumloeffel) and Franciszek “Frank” Dankowski. He grew up with three loving older siblings: Annette, Krysia, and Frankie Dankowski.

After completing high school, he earned a painting certificate from Luton College in Luton, England. He worked as a painter with the John Wilmott group in Hitchin, England, until moving to Los Angeles, Californi,a in 1986 to be near his sister Krysia and her husband. Martin worked as a self-employed painter and decorator until working for the city of Culver City in 1995.

He married Raina Ann Granger on April 10, 1993, in Los Angeles. Together they had three daughters, Cheyenne, Maya, and Tiyahna, whom he loved very much. Martin and his family moved to Fort Collins in 2004, and he began working at Colorado State University in Facilities Management. In 2009, Martin and Raina divorced.

In recent years, Martin was diagnosed with a heart condition, which contributed to the serious health problems he dealt with throughout the rest of his life, including a stroke in March 2016. That, however, didn’t stop him from spending time with his daughters and continuing his favorite hobbies; such as fishing and making people laugh. He continued being the loving and caring father, son, and brother he always was until the day he passed.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Drake Chapel, 650 West Drake Road.