Alan Sam Banker

June 17, 1932 - August 1, 2009

06/17/1932 - 08/01/2009

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Visitation
Monday August 03, 2009
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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6 pm to 8 pm

Visitation
Tuesday August 04, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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6 pm to 8 pm

Service
Wednesday August 05, 2009
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Alan “Sam” Banker, 77, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Saturday, August 1, 2009 in East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry, Ohio,

Alan was born June 17, 1932 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Floyd C. and Dorothy Branstroop Banker.

He was a partner at Banker and White Law Firm of St. Clairsville, Ohio, a 1950 graduate of Bellaire High School, a 1955 graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences, a 1957 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Belmont County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Belmont Technical College Foundation Board, Bellaire Public Library Board of Directors, Stone Chimney Club, Bellaire High School Alumni Association, Ohio State Alumni Association, OSU Belmont County Alumni Club, and a Presbyterian by faith.

Alan was a loving Son, Husband, Father and Grandfather.

A sister Dorothy Sphar and a niece Deborah Sphar preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years Reba Powell Banker, a son Alan Paula Banker of Bellaire, Ohio and a daughter Megan Banker of Shadyside, Ohio, a sister, Gwen James Jackson of Columbus, Ohio, Mother-in-law Tillie Powell of Shadyside, Ohio, three grandchildren, Rachael Banker, Andrew Banker and Samuel Banker, several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Monday 6-8p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4p.m. – 6-8p.m. at the Baukencht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio where funeral services will be held 1p.m. Wednesday with Reverend Stephen Sparling officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bellaire High School Endowment Fund, P.O Box 307 Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Barb Snyder
7 years ago

Alan,

Sending sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father.

Peggy O'Neil Smith
7 years ago

Dad just sent me the news. My love to you all at your time of grieving. I will celebrate having known Sammy. I can picture his HS graduation picture and a newspaper clipping of him in the barbershop quartet that I still possess in my keepsakes. He was my first love even though he was my senior by 11 years. I have such wonderful little girl memories of him and his sisters. May God bless you Reba, Megan, Alan and Gwenn.

Jean O'Neil DeSabato
7 years ago

Dear Reba and family,

I am so sad to hear about Sam. Your continued affection toward my family which began when Sam’s parents were neighbors of my parents has always been a comfort. Talk about Sam every day and you will keep him forever with you.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ned Sorg
7 years ago

Dear Reba and Family,

I just received some of the most shocking news of my life from my cousin in Ohio. One of my best friends, Sam Banker had passed away. I met Sam in September of 1945, so we were quite young. Our families drug us off to Arizona and I am still in Arizona. Sam was only four years my senior, but that never seemed to matter to either of us. The last time that I saw Sam was almost 4 years ago in his office in St. Clarisville. What a renunion that was, talking over old times together. Thank God I was able to thank him for teaching me how to play baseball which got me a few meals during my freshman year in college. I, as well as others will never forget him or his wonderful family.

May God bless all of you during these most difficult times.

Rich & Samra Smith
7 years ago

Dear Reba,Gator,Paula,Megan and Family,

“A PRINCE OF A MAN”, ALWAYS HAD A SMILE FOR YOU. SO VERY SORRY.

LOVE,

RICH, SAMRA & FAMILY

JOE, KIM, & SAM

Beth Jacksn
7 years ago

I am so sorry, we will miss Uncle Sam so much, love, Beth

Joe Wasko
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss,Megan and family,my thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless you Joe&family

skip quitter
7 years ago

I met Sam about 4-5 years ago on his annual Canadian fishing trip. I sincerely liked Sam and loved fishing with him. He was a great guy and made me feel welcome to the fishing group. I was very disappointed that he missed our Canada fishing trip this year as I looked forward to seeing him every summer and hearing his stories of past trips. I know that our future fishing trips will not be the same without Sam and that saddens me.

My sincere condolences to Reba and the Banker family.

Marge La Roche
7 years ago

I’m so sorry to learn of Alan’s passing. He was my attorney and friend and I always enjoyed my visits to his office; as we got business taken care of and then just had good conversation.

Michele and Steve Forro and Family
7 years ago

Meagan and Family,

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Becky Greene
7 years ago

Megan,

Allow me to express my deepest condolences regarding the loss of your father. I understand the loss of a parent and my heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

~Becky

Jackie Klinkoski
7 years ago

Megan,

Sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Connie J Pollock
7 years ago

Megan,

There are no words for me or others to say to make the hurt go away or stop the tears from flowing, just let them flow.

Renata Buckel
7 years ago

Reba & Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Alan passing away. You two were one of my favorite customers at the bank. I would enjoy talking to Alan about what games we were going to see that week and other things. He always had time to say hello to everyone. Bellaire and The Ohio Valley has lost another great person. Please accept my sympathy to you and your family.

Renata

heather smith
7 years ago

Reba,

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a life-long friend of my fathers and a very sweet man. Your loss is felt by all who knew him.

Elaine Skorich
7 years ago

Reba, Megan and family,

I am so sorry about Alan’s passing. He was so stoic in his fight that I actually thought he was going to rally back. Alan was such a wonderful father, grandfather and lawyer – Belmont County just won’t be the same. I can just imagine the next county bar meeting in Heaven – Alan, Emilio, Jeanne, Rodney, etc. It ought to be a hoot!

Please know that your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb & Tom Ryncarz & family
7 years ago

Reba, Megan and family,

Our deepest sympathy on the lost of your husband, father and grandfather. You will be kept in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Penny Frizzi
7 years ago

Sincere condolences to Reba, Megan and Alan on the passing of your husband and father. Alan was always a professional and gracious attorney and member of our Bar Association. Always a pleasure to chat with, whether on legal matters or just the state of things, he was a member of that vanishing breed known as the “General Practitioner”. He will be sorely missed by our Bar Association as a member, and as our friend.

Robert F Campbell
7 years ago

To the family of Alan Banker; our sincere condolences. Alan was a great guy and we will miss him greatly. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and grant you peace and understanding. I have enclosed a poem that reminds me of Alan.

DEATH IS ONLY A PART OF LIFE

We enter this world from the “great unknown”,

And God gives each spirit a form of its own;

He endows this form with a heart and a soul-

To spur man on to his ultimate goal;

For all men are born to return as they came,

And birth and death are in essence the same;

And Man is but born to die and arise,

Far, far beyond this world great beauty there lies;

The purpose of death is but to gain,

Life everlasting in God’s great domain;

And NO ONE need to make this journey alone,

For God has promised to walk with his own.

Jan and Bob Campbell