BANNACH, Patricia Pons, 67, of Reedville, died November 16, 2008. She was the former chairman of the Northumberland County Republican Party, a past active member of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women. She served many capacities with the Republican Party, among them chairman of the Atoka Country Supper Chairman in 1990 (a fund raiser for Senator John Warner) and on the Steering Committee for George Allen for Governor. In 1973, she was named in the Outstanding Young Women of America and in "Who's Who in America". Mrs. Bannach was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Robert Joseph Bannach, Col. U.S.A.F., (Ret.), as they were married January 22, 1962 at Ernest Harmon A. F. Base in Newfoundland, Canada. Also surviving are three children, Christopher J. Bannach of Gastonia, N.C., Bryan E. Bannach of Charleston, S.C. and Lynda S. Bannach of Arlington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip E. and Dianne Pons of Hampton, Donald and Frances Pons of Surry; sister, Marguerite Pons of Marietta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Judy Pons of Bristow; a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard G. Pons. A Mass of the Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock. Interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 23, at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.