Rebecca A. Banish

December 22, 1949December 21, 2012

Rebecca A. Banish age 62, a resident of Sterling Heights, Michigan, passed away at home on Friday, December 21, 2012. Rebecca was born December 22, 1949, beloved wife of the late David (July 14, 2001). Dear mother of Meredith (Brian) Powers of Midland, Michigan and Gregory (Andrea) Banish of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Grandmother of Brendan, Julia and Colin Powers. Loving daughter of Margaret (The late Robert) Wolframe of Grand Blanc, Michigan. Dear sister of Roberta (Walter) Mielowcki of Reston, Virginia, Susan (Butch) Sandlin of Grand Blanc, Michigan, the late Ellen Hartman and the late Richard Wolframe. Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. until time of funeral service 7:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan. 48071. Rebecca was a teacher in the Oak Park School District, from 1990 to 2004. Memorials to Beaumont Hospice or American Cancer


  • Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rebecca A. Banish

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Michael Fox

December 30, 2012

Mrs. Banish, you we're an inspiration for all of us you taught at St. Ambrose.

Ilona Helfman

December 23, 2012

Becky....You were an amazing woman, with an amazing spirit and who put up an amazing fight. Who never looked back always looked to the future. The most positive person I have met through our journey with cancer. I will miss you spirit, your energy and your humor. May you rest peace.

Mary St. Clair

December 23, 2012

Becky, you were the first person I felt a connection with in our support group at Karmanos. I am grateful for your presence, your warmth, your courage. I'm sad to see you go, but I also know that you have found peace and comfort.

Kathleen Hardy

December 23, 2012

I loved Becky so much. She lived so fully and had such a love of life and inspired everyone who met her. She was so down to earth and straight forward. She loved her children and grandchildren and was so proud of all of them. She loved all the trips she took with them. Her spirit seemed endless. She was so happy she had this past year. She said she thought of hospice last December but she went on and look what a wonderful year she has had. I can't think of her without remembering her showing all of us her convertible. That car epitomized her beautiful spirit. Bold and carefree, she embraced every moment of her life. I will miss her so much.

Kathleen Hardy

Kelly Herb

December 23, 2012

Aunt Becky, You will forever live on in my heart. Your battle is over and no one could've fought with any greater determination. I find comfort in knowing that you are watching over all of us from above. Love, Kel-Girl

Deborah Krudy

December 22, 2012

Becky ... My good friend and neighbor ... you're positive attitude and zest for living are and will continue to be a positive inspiration to me and all who knew and appreciated you. You always had a smile and something positive to say. You fought your unbelievable battle like a true hero and warrior. I will always be proud to have known such a Phenomenal Woman.

May God hold you in his loving arms and comfort the family left behind that you loved so deeply. I will miss you ... Love, Debbie

Judy McDonald

December 22, 2012 fought the fight and it's time now for some peace. I still have many fond memories shared with our Girl Scout troop in which you readily assisted whenever called upon. May we meet again someday.