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Brian L. Bankes

Brian L. Bankes, age 57, of Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Born in Berwick on July 17, 1963, he was a son of Carolee (Erb) Bankes- Baldwin of Berwick and the late Paul G. Bankes, Jr. He was a 1982 graduate of Berwick High School where he played football.

Brian was last employed by Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and previously worked at Bastian Tire Co., Bloomsburg. He volunteered at Camp Victory in Millville where he taught archery and directed Camp Kydnie. He enjoyed woodworking, computers, archery and spending time with his family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister Bethany Bankes and his brother-in-law, Ricky L. “Rick” Steward.

In addition to his mother, Brian is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Cindy K. (Steward) Bankes, two daughters: Albree Boone and her fiance’ James Schwalm of Bloomsburg and Ashley, wife of Jason Wickham of Bloomsburg; a brother Paul G. Bankes, III, and his wife Elizabeth of Sterling, Va.; his mother- in- law, Caroline F. Steward of Orangeville; a brother-in-law, Ronald L. Steward and his wife Nadine of Orangeville; a sister-in-law Denise Steward of Orangeville, as well as many aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.



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Brian was my first friend when he still lived on Fairview Ave., we remained friends through high school. We played football together. Without a doubt Brian was one of the reasons we were so good. Brian was a bull, big muscular and strong as an ox. I never heard Brian speak negatively about anyone. He was a great person. I moved away after high school and Brian is the one person I wish I had stayed in touch with. My condolences to his family. He will be missed but never forgotten

Jeff Taylor Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

Brian was not justa dear patient. Brian was a mentor, a role model, an inspiring human being. He embraced life and its difficulties and he turned them into positive experiences. He advocated for other patients, he dedicated his lifeto helpraise awareness about kidney disease and to guideby example. He touched so many lives and helped somany people. He made me a better doctor and human being. I will forever remember and honor our journey and will forever be grateful about everything I learntfrom him. And to you dear Cindy,and the rest of the family, my sincere condolences. Dear Cindy, you also have made me a better person. It has been an honorto witness so much unconditional love and commitment.
Withrespect and gratitude,
Maria Camila Bermudez

Maria Camila Bermudez Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

Simply the BEST , what more needs to be said.

Chuck Schartzer Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Cindy and family,
Brian was a doll. I will miss him at clinic. He always made me laugh. With deepest sympathy!

Susan Conrad Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Albree, Cindy, and family,
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace, comfort and healing.
Sincerely, Brenda Pitonyak

Brenda Pitonyak Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian Bankes

Brenda Pitonyak Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian Bankes

Susan Kocher Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Cindy & family,

So sorry to see the loss of your dear Brian. He was a "gem" of a guy and always with that smile. Nice guys like Brian will stay in our hearts forever.

With deep sympathy,
Dale & Suzanne Moore

Dale & Suzanne Moore Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

We fought like cats & dogs growing up together. Later in life, we were best friends; taking vacations together with our wives. We had many good times. Will miss you Bro' and our back and forth comical banters.

Paul G. Bankes III Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian Bankes

Debbie Watts Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

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