OBITUARY

John R. Banks

September 12, 1948July 29, 2018
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Banks, John R.

Following a lengthy battle with cancer on July 29, 2018 JOHN R. BANKS; beloved husband of Gail M. Banks (formerly Grundman); loving father of Andrea Banks and her partner Bryan Thunstedt and Andrew Banks and his wife Kathy; devoted son of Robert and Gloria “June” Banks; dear brother of James Banks and his children, Jane Roof and Bob Banks; adoring “Grandad” of Angela and Liam. Also lovingly survived by Gail’s children, Bryce G. Riebel and Tena M. Mannion and their children, Sarah, George and Margot and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Thursday, August 2, 6-8pm and on Friday, August 3, 10am-12noon with a Celebration of John’s life beginning at 12noon.

Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in John’s name to the American Cancer Society, please visit www.cancer.org.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Celebration Of Life Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 3, 2018
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John R. Banks

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Jodie Franklin

August 8, 2018

I first came to Hopkins in 1989. We had all ABI equipment and John was our service engineer for years. I really enjoyed talking with him while he repaired the instruments. In fact we have a DNA synthesizer named “John” that we still use. I will remember him fondly. My condolences to you all.

Kathy Rioux

August 4, 2018

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Kathy Rioux

August 4, 2018

We first met John about a year ago when he and my sister, Gail, became engaged. We immediately felt a bond because of our shared faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We went to a Robin Mark concert together and we were all very blessed by the Lord. John reflected the peace and strength of the Lord throughout his journey. Both Rick and I were so happy for John and Gail and shared the joy of their marriage celebration, and we are now so saddened that the Lord has taken him home after such a short while. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to Gail as well as John's family.

Anna & Rich Keller

August 1, 2018

Gail, your cousin Rich and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband John. We remember seeing some of your photos and thought you both looked so happy. We hope your wonderful memories of your time together with him will help provide some comfort to you. Our deepest condolences to you and to the family.

Maureen McGinley

July 31, 2018

I am so saddened by John's passing. As cousins, we were like close friends. I will miss him very much.

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Biography

Following a lengthy battle with cancer on July 29, 2018 JOHN R. BANKS; beloved husband of Gail M. Banks (formerly Grundman); loving father of Andrea Banks and her partner Bryan Thunstedt and Andrew Banks and his wife Kathy; devoted son of Robert and Gloria “June” Banks; dear brother of James Banks and his children, Jane Roof and Bob Banks; adoring “Grandad” of Angela and Liam. Also lovingly survived by Gail’s children, Bryce G. Riebel and Tena M. Mannion and their children, Sarah, George and Margot and numerous cousins.