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Banks, John G.C.

Banks, John

John Gerald Christopher Banks, a resident of Fox Hill Village in Westwood, and formerly of Syracuse, Martha’s Vineyard, and Fayetteville, New York, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his home in Westwood.  He was 77.  John was born January 21, 1941 in Mt Kisco, New York, the son of Charles Green and Martha Henrietta (Siggelkow) Banks.  He attended Brown University and graduated from Columbia University with his Bachelor of Arts degree.  He served his country in the Marine Reserves.  John worked as a stockbroker and investment advisor for RBC Dain Rauscher Company.  In 1965 he married Julia Ensign (Spencer) and is also survived by their son, John Spencer Banks of Pittsford, New York; their daughter, Julia Palmer Banks Hauck of Westwood; his brother Charles Green Banks Jr. of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; his sister Sandra Palmer Banks Tucker, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren, Alison Spencer Banks, Parker James Banks, Caroline Sloane Hauck, John Allen Hauck III, and Julia Eleanor Reid Hauck.  A public Memorial Service is being planned for the Spring

Guestbook Entries

  1. Christina Riotte
    December 20th, 2018 | 5:58 pm

    While I never met Jay, I’ve heard wonderful things about him and he will be Missed Greatly on the. Vineyard. I send my best to
    My mahjong Buddy Julie. I will be thinking of Julie and her family during these sad times.

    With much love
    Chris Riotte

    December 21st, 2018 | 8:31 am

    Julie and family- So sorry to hear about John! He was a dear man and will be missed by all. I especially enjoyed our fly casting sessions. Fondly, Karen

  3. Mary Ellen Andrews
    December 21st, 2018 | 11:07 am

    Dear Julie and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. Hoping that your wonderful memories will ease your grief.
    Mary Ellen Andrews
    San Diego, CA

  4. December 22nd, 2018 | 10:42 am

    To Julie,
    Shocked & saddened by the loss of a special human being. He brought joy & song to all who he touched. I felt honored to have played a small part in his life. Our fishing expedition off Chappy goes down as one of my most special memories of the time I spent on Martha’s Vineyard. Penny, Ari, & I send our prayers and love to you, Julie in this empty period of your life. Phil Feldberg

  5. Phil Fleischman
    December 23rd, 2018 | 3:39 pm

    I feel so bad hearing this news. John was such a decent man, and a good friend. Also fellow Marine. My love to you, Julie. Phil Fleischman.

  6. Caroline brust
    December 24th, 2018 | 8:43 am

    Dear Julie and family…so sorry to hear of Johns passing. A great guy that we always enjoyed seeing. A nice friend with a great wit. Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts. Love from the Brust family

  7. December 27th, 2018 | 2:09 pm

    To the family of John Banks—My deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Jon and I used to meet up on James Street when he was a news
    anchor at then WSYR-TV, and I was an anchor at then WHEN-TV.
    The two of us would often chat about our military service at the
    Dewitt Wegman’s.
    I will miss his friendship very much.

    Rod Wood
    News Anchor

  8. Carrie Berse and Chris Skeval
    December 27th, 2018 | 4:08 pm

    Julie and family:

    So sorry for your loss. John will be vividly remembered for his charm and and wonderful personality. He is gone too soon, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Gerald and Linda Jones
    December 27th, 2018 | 5:48 pm

    Julie and family. We are so sorry for your loss. From the day we first met him, as he was raking leaves in your front yard, we hit if off and stayed that way for years- fishing, singing (him), sailing (me), Dock St breakfasts (both of us), cookouts, on and on…He will be missed, big time….So much more to say….Much love to you all, Linda and Gerald

  10. Andrew M. Klein
    January 28th, 2019 | 12:00 pm

    Julie and family: I was a classmate of John’s at The Hotchkiss School (Class of ’59). We never saw each other after our years there, though out childhood home towns were relatively near each other. I remember him fondly as a friendly, active, and very good guy — someone I always admired. My heart goes out to you and his family. The world, yours particularly, is poorer now, regretfully, for his passing.

  11. kevin macdowell
    September 11th, 2019 | 4:56 pm

    Just heard the sad news.
    Only one word describes John…”Awesome”.

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