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    Captain (ret.) Steven Eric Janko DMD, FAGD, MAGD, age 70, passed away peacefully
    in his sleep on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 (12 Adar 5781), after a brave and
    brief battle with COVID-19 pneumonia. Steven was born in Elmont, New York on
    February 9th, 1951 to his predeceased parents Mortimer and Pearl Janko. Steven
    graduated from Marblehead High School in 1969, and earned Bachelors degrees in
    Biology and Chemistry at the University of Maine in 1973. He continued his studies at
    Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, graduating near the top of his class in
    1976. Among his numerous academic and professional honors and accolades, his
    scholarship from the United States Air Force was his most cherished. After completing
    his active and reserve duty as a Captain in the USAF, he was honorably discharged in
    1983 and founded a private dental practice in Hopedale, MA where he worked for 35
    years. He was beloved by his staff and took immense pride in restoring the health and
    lives of thousands of appreciative patients during his career. He was a member of the
    American Dental Association and earned Fellow and Master certifications from the
    Academy of General Dentistry. He was a lifelong teacher and learner, lighthearted,
    friendly, and quick with a joke. He treated everyone with respect and compassion, and
    he was a generous and dedicated father. He inspired all who met him in many ways,
    but perhaps most notably with his indefatigable optimism despite the chronic health
    issues that plagued the final years of his life. He is survived and lovingly remembered
    by his beshert and wife of 20 years, Kathie Janko (nee Skelton), as well as his son
    Matthew Janko and his wife Katelyn, daughter Kristen Janko and her husband Michael
    Giuliano, step-son Daniel Allen and his wife Lindsay, step-son Michael Allen and his
    wife Natalie, grandchildren Charlie, Haley and Lucas, elder brother Gary Janko and his
    wife Myra, younger brother Lee and his husband Phillip Mullen, and his large extended
    family and many friends across the country, especially the Sacks, Iskowitz, Mard,
    Englander, Waymouth, and Weinstein families. The family would like to express
    gratitude and recognize the tireless efforts of the entire faculty and staff of Beth Israel
    Deaconess Medical Center, especially the Hepatology and Transplant Surgery
    services, the nurses and staff of Farr 10, and the intensive care unit for their grace
    and compassion at the end of his life. Due to Covid-19, private Graveside Services will
    not be held. A celebration of Stevens life with military honors will be held at a later
    date. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.
    org) or the American Diabetes Association ( For Guestbook please visit
    the Levine Chapels website or Legacy. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.