SCRIBNER, Bani M.
Passed away on July 8, 2013 at the age of 96. He was born on December 10, 1916 to John and Vivian Scribner in Napa, CA.
Bani graduated from Sonoma High School and was an outstanding athlete in multiple sports. In his Senior year of high school, he set a track record for the 100-yard dash at 9.9 seconds and he held the record for 69 years. In 2008, he was inducted into the Sonoma Valley High School Hall of Fame. After High School, Bani was drafted by the Sacramento Solons which was a farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1945, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and served two years in the Philippines in WWII. He then returned to Sacramento where he worked for 40 years as a grain inspector for the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Bani had a great love for birds and bird watching. In his Sacramento back yard, he patiently earned the trust of two wild Blue Jays and had them eating crackers out of his hand.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances. They were happily married for 64 years.
He leaves behind a daughter Kay (Frank) Armbrust of Yuba City, and a son, Bani Scribner Jr. (Carol) of Sunnyvale, CA; six grandchildren Kevin Armbrust, Kim Cartoscelli, Karrie Galdino, Kenyon Armbrust, Sherri Scribner-Turino, and Dr. Camille Scribner; fourteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mavis Smallen of Hercules, CA.
At his request, there will be no funeral services.
Bani will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the staffs at The Courtyard and The Fountains for the loving care, comfort, and attention they gave him during his last days. He considered all of you a part of his family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel (530) 673-9542.
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Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 13, 2013