Stanley M. “Stan” Banker, formerly of Canisteo

Stanley M. “Stan” Banker, formerly of Canisteo

CANISTEO: Stanley M. “Stan” Banker, 93, formerly of Pine St. in Canisteo passed away early Saturday morning (July 19, 2014) at Hornell Gardens where he had resided since 2008.

Stan was born March 20, 1921, in Peasleevlle to George and Ilah (Banker) Banker. On August 1, 1955 in Canisteo he married Maxine L. Wambold who predeceased him in September of 2012. He was also predeceased by a sister Wilma Banker Murphy.

Stan served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1945-46 and had been a former public school teacher, principal and administrator for the Degrasse, Gilboa, Canisteo and Alfred Almond School districts. He received his college education from S.U.N.Y. at Plattsburg and continued his Master’s degree in Education at S.U.N.Y. Geneseeo. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Canisteo where for many years was very active in the church choir and he was a member of Morning Star Lodge #65 F&AM in Canisteo. Stanley was a very accomplished piano and organ player who enjoyed performing for his family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and spoiling his grandchildren.

Stan is survived by two sons: David (Nancy) Banker of Jefferson and Richard (Nancy) Banker of Canisteo. Two granddaughters: Caitlin (Paul) Congdon and Brianna (Anthony) Westbrook, four great granddaughters: Paige, Leigha, Emmalee and Zoey.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo, where funeral and committal services with military honors will take place immediately following calling hrs. at 6 PM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.

Memorial contributions in Stanley Banker’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 37 Greenwood St. Canisteo, N.Y. 14823

Online condolences and memories may be made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.