James N. Banks
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87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at St. Joseph's Health Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1926 in Lucas, Ohio, the son of the late John and Ruth (Zediker) Banks. He attended Ohio State University until he was inducted into the US Navy during War II. Jim had worked as a yard engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the early 1950's and then as a traffic controller for Sharon Steel until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and was the head usher for over 50 years. He liked to raise and show Dalmatians under the name of "Wade Inn Dalmatians" and was a steward for various dog shows. He has also worked for McFarland and Son Funeral Home for over 30 years as a funeral associate.
Memories of James will be carried on by daughter, Marcia Christy of Warren; son, John Banks of Seneca, S.C.; grandchild, Jessica (Douglas) Hipple of Howland; grandchild, Catherine Rodgers of Warren; grandchild, Brook Banks of Seneca, S.C.; grandchild, Lindsey (Chris) Hesson of Kirkland; grandchild, Kimberley (Jason) Tipton of Streetsboro; seven great-grandchildren; plus many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Martha (Wade) Banks, whom he married Nov. 5, 1955 and passed away May 1, 2004.
Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 4- 6 p.m. at McFarland and Son Funeral Home in Warren. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with calling hours one hour prior to the service with the Rev. J. Jeffrey Baker officiating. Military Honors will be presented following the service by the American Legion Post #540 Honor Guard. Final committal will be in the church columbarium. His family suggests material contributions be made to: Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren, OH 44483. Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.
McFarland & Son, 330-393-9621
McFarland & Son Funeral Home
271 N Park Ave Warren, OH 44481
Published in The Repository on Dec. 11, 2013