Dr. G. Nicholas Ban, DDS
Dr. G. Nicholas Ban, DDS, 81, of Butler died Monday at Butler Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
Born Jan. 21, 1932, in New Eagle, he was the son of the late Rudio N. Ban and Agnes (McNaughton) Ban.
Dr. Ban was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.
After his undergraduate studies, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army. Although he did not see combat during the Korean War
, he served his two years touring German taverns.
Following his residency at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, in anesthesia and oral surgery, he moved to Butler in 1969, opening his practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Ban loved being a surgeon and loved working. In his 43 years of practice, he treated everyone, regardless of their station in life.
As an animal lover, Dr. Ban was often compared to "Grizzly Adams." Everyday he would feed the many wild birds, opossums and raccoons that lived in his yard. He especially loved his pet cats, most of whom would follow him around the yard like an entourage. Dr. Ban was also a "Sun Worshipper" and enjoyed gardening.
He was a member of the St. Peter's Anglican Church in Butler.
Surviving are his wife Dolores J. (Zoretich) Ban, who he married April 2, 1960; one daughter, Sharon L. Ban of Butler; one son, G. Nicholas Ban Jr. and his wife, Vicky, of Butler; two granddaughters, Lauren Ban and Kathryn Ban, as well as a nephew and nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristen Holly Ban, and his brother, Wendell Ban.
He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and professional colleague and the family cats.
BAN - Per his request, there will not be a visitation for Dr. G. Nicholas Ban, DDS, who died Monday, June 24, 2013. Private interment will take place for his family. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Peter's Anglican Church, 218 E. Jefferson St., Butler. The Rev. Andrew DeFusco, pastor, will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Geibel Funeral Home, Butler.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that memorial donations be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Information also is available at www.geibelfuneralhome.com