Banker, Ah-Nee LEBANON SPRINGS Ah-Nee "Cindy" Banker, 66, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield, Mass. Born in Taiwan on July 28, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Lin Ting-Mao and Lin Chen Hsiu-Chin. Ah-Nee worked in tourism in Taipei, Taiwan before meeting her husband Charles who was stationed in Taiwan while serving with the U.S. Army. They were married on August 3rd, 1972 in Taiwan. Returning with Charles to the United States, Cindy settled in Lebanon Springs and was a homemaker raising her family. She also was employed by several businesses in the New Lebanon area as a sous-chef and housekeeper. In 1977, she was naturalized as an American citizen. She was a member of the Lebanon Valley Historical Society. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, origami, cooking and traveling. She is the beloved wife of Charles D. Banker; loving mother of Margaret M. Banker (Chris Tripler) of Beverly, Mass., Mary C. Banker (Sam Geddes) of London, England, Timothy L. Banker of Glastonbury, Conn. and Chenxian Lin of Taiwan; grandmother of Augustus Tripler and John Geddes. She is also survived by nine brothers and sisters in Taiwan and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Shaker Meadows Bed and Breakfast, 14209 New York 22, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Luncheon will be available at 1 p.m. with light refreshments throughout the remembrance. At 2 p.m., friends and family will share stories of Cindy's life. She will be buried in the spring in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 in memory of Ah-Nee Banker. To light a candle or to sign the condolence book, please visit ParkerBrosMemorial.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 6, 2013