SCHAGHTICOKE Dennis I. Banker, 31, died suddenly Monday, January 6, 2003 at his residence. Born in San Diego, Calif. on December 11, 1971, he was the beloved son of Janice A. Banker of Clifton Park and the late Dennis R. Banker, who died March 9, 1998. Raised in Chicago and Valley Falls, he was a graduate of Hoosic Valley Central High School. Dennis also graduated from the mortuary science program at Hudson Valley Community College in May 1995. He passed the National Board Exam for funeral service in June 1995. He then attended SUNY at Plattsburgh and was in the process of completing his bachelors degree. He was employed by Hoffman Car Wash for the past 16 years. He was a founding member of the local rock band, Iron Fist. He produced, composed, and sang the lyrics for two albums with the band. Special thanks to his beloved cousins Brian Banker and Mickey Powers. Dennis is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, 109th Street and Third Ave., Lansingburgh, with Rev. Peter N. Pagones, officiating. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Norton Cemetery, Pittstown in the spring. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.mcloughlinmason.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2003