Florence Kazmerczyk Banas

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Florence Kazmerczyk Banas, 84, a resident of Wyoming Street, North End section of the city, passed into eternal life Monday night, Aug. 4, 2014.

Born Sept. 5, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter to the late Joseph and Aniela Widuck Czachur-Kazmerczyk. Educated in the city schools, she was a member of the 1947 graduating class of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.

Until her retirement, Mrs. Banas worked for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District as a librarian with the district's bookmobile and at the former Mackin Elementary School. Previously, she was a secretary with the former Landau and Landau Insurance Co., Market Street, Kingston, and the Ross-Adams Insurance Agency of Wilkes-Barre.

Florence is remembered as being family-oriented, a wonderful mom to her three sons, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. She also was an avid gardener and sports enthusiast, especially when it came to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting events.

She was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Northeast Wilkes-Barre, having been a life member of the former St. Stanislaus Koskta Roman Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mrs. Lottie Spunar and Mrs. Mary Ash; a brother, Mr. Chester Czachur; and most recently by her husband, Mr. George A. Banas, with whom at the time of his passing, enjoyed 59 years of married life together.

Surviving are her sons, George W. Banas, North Wilkes-Barre; Joseph Banas and his wife, Ann Marie, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and Dr. Michael Banas and his wife, Theresa, Dallas; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Banas will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday with a concelebrated Funeral Mass in St. Andre Bessette Parish, 668 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, and the Rev. Joseph M. Horanzy, pastor emeritus, will serve as concelebrants.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow next to her husband in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.

Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass on Friday, as there will be no calling hours prior.

John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. of Wilkes-Barre are honored to care for our neighbor Mrs. Banas and her family at this time.

To send her sons and family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit our family's website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 6, 2014