Theodore  Banks


BAINBRIDGE - Theodore "Ted" Banks, 92, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2019.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Colchester, son of the late Raymond and Minerva (Tompkins) Banks.
Ted served his country in the United States Army with the 463rd Army Air Force Base Unit and was honorably discharged in November 1946 at the rank of corporal.
On March 25, 1947, he was married to Bertha Cutting in Afton; a union that lasted 72 years.
Ted retired from Simmons Precision in Norwich in 1988, where he worked for more than 20 years in the glass lab.
He was also a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge.
Ted enjoyed woodworking, and, in his younger years, hunting and fishing. He also liked teasing and poking fun and was happiest when he was 'causing trouble.'
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Bertha Banks; three children, Paula Banks of Liverpool, Sue Fletcher of Bainbridge and David Banks and his wife, Terri of Sidney; four grandchildren, Jamie Fletcher Christensen and her husband, Mikael, Dan Banks and his wife, Pam, Renee Banks and Bethany Banks and four great-grandchildren, Thomas Dugan IV, Karsten Christensen and Lance and Violet Jones; sister, June Smedley of Bainbridge; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond Banks Jr. and Robert Banks; and sisters, Maretta Barnhart and Doris McCaslin.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge, 3 Church St., Bainbridge.
Memorial donations in his name may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge, or a charity of one's choice.
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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
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