Barbara Sara Bancroft

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Barbara Sara


Age 63, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2014.

Born on October 31, 1950 to the late Andrew and Carol Bander of Bronx, NY, she married the late Diccon Bancroft, of London, UK, on June 18, 1971.

During her life Barbara was an avid volunteer and advocate for a number of groups and causes including Youth-At-Risk, Advoserv, The Seeing Eye, JRT Rescue and the Diabetes Hands Foundation. She greatly enjoyed living with, and breeding, Jack Russell Terriers and was an active member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA).

Barbara is survived by her children Hilary (Lonnie Sepeda), Kevin, and Scott Bancroft, of Delaware; her brother Jonathan Bander, of Carmel, NY. Caring mother, sister, cousin, and friend of many, she will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road, Newark, DE 19711.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Diabetes Hands Foundation (



Published in The News Journal from June 15 to June 20, 2014