Adrian M. Banks

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Adrian M. Banks

June 07, 1926 - December 05, 2018

Adrian M. Banks Adrian M. Banks passed on peacefully to Heaven under the care of Niagara Hospice on December 5, 2018. He was born in Niagara Falls to the late Dr. George B. and Ruth C. Banks on June 7, 1926.
He attended Stella Niagara and Wilson high schools. He graduated with a BA at Niagara University. As a veteran of the US Navy he served from 1944-54, on the "USS Diamond Head" during WWll and the Korean conflict.
Adrian always had a kind word for everyone he met and was very community minded. He retired from Harrison Radiator. His volunteer service included: Toast Masters, Meals on Wheels, "Write Touch" writers group, lifelong Roman Catholic member and very active at St. Brendan's Church (formerly St. Bridget's).
Married on May 30, 1951 to his loving wife of 67 years, Grace "His Gracie" (Bechtel) Banks. They were blessed by children, Phil (Beth) Banks, Susan (Doug) Linderman, Paula (Charles) Dahlke, Christopher (Kris) Banks, Cynthia Banks, Rebecca (Richard) Schweigert, George (Donna) Banks, Laurette (Michael) Clark, Margaret (James) Ruckdeschel; 27 grandchildren; 11 (plus three baking) great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by his siblings, the late Theresa (Al) Webster, Paul (Irene) Banks, Margaret Moore, Lawrence (Diane) Banks, Mary (Mark) Pioli; and many nieces and nephews. He was truly one of the good ones!!.
Family and friends may call at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY, Friday 6-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 AM in St. Brendan's on the Lake (St. Bridget's), Ewings Road, Newfane, NY. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to either Niagara Hospice, Niagara Celtic Society, or your favorite charity.
Published on December 5, 2018
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