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Bane Cheek

Bane Cheek Obituary
Retired Professor

WINTER HAVEN - Bane Cheek, 55, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. Bane was born in El Paso, Texas but eventually made his way to Florida with his family in 1970.
Bane was paralyzed at age 15, but continued his education and graduated from Haines City High School in 1978, with honors. He later graduated from Polk Community College in 1980, with an AA degree. Bane continued to the University of Florida where he earned his Master's Degree and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.
He taught Biology for nearly 20 years at Polk Community College until retiring in 2008. Among his many accomplishments and awards, Bane was the 1990 Distinguished Alumni of the Year at PCC and received two Teaching Chairs during his Tenor.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Cheek. He is survived by his mother and her husband, Donald and Nancy Cheek Briggs; his sister and brother-in-law, Vince and Dana Cheek Del Colle, one niece and nephew-in-law, David and Danielle Del Colle Desjardin; and one great nephew, Colin Desjardin. He is also survived by many great fraternity brothers, college colleagues, many wonderful friends, Garfield, and his loving dog, Vegas.
Bane was an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed. He requested to be cremated and asked for no funeral services. A memorial may be held at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 4062, Winter Haven, Florida 33885.

Published in Ledger from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2016
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