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Robert Johnston Banning


1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Robert Johnston Banning Obituary

July 27, 1924 - December 25, 2015 Robert (Bob) Banning passed away peacefully early Christmas morning with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, their two sons Robert Jr. and Winthrop, their wives Cari and Melissa, four grandchildren, and his sister Elizabeth Ames. His brother Hancock Banning died in Nov. 2014. Bob, the son of Florence and Hancock Banning, Jr., was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Marino. After high school, he served in WWII with the Army Air Corp's weather service. Post war, he graduated from UC Berkeley and began a career with LA County Health Services where he held numerous managerial positions. Bob and Joan were married in 1954 and established their family in Pasadena. Upon retirement, Bob began his second career holding leadership positions with several Pasadena and California philanthropic organizations. It was in this service to his community that Bob truly found his calling. Bob shared his passion for history and genealogy by fostering the importance of our past to the next generations. Bob is deeply loved and will be fondly remembered by many.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2016
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