SOUTH PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Robert L. Banas, of South Pymatuning Township, passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was 72.
Mr. Banas was born October 30, 1946, in Sharon, a son of the late Michael and Catherine (Kubyako) Banas.
A lifelong area resident, he attended Sharpsville High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Bob retired from the former Sharon Chrysler Plymouth and previously worked at Valley Mold in Masury, Ohio and the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
He was a member of St. John’s Orthodox Church, Hermitage.
His wife of 46 years, the former Judith “Judi” P. Sobey, whom he married August 5, 1972, passed away December 9, 2018.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy R. Banas of Transfer and Jeffrey J. Banas and his wife, Rena Donatelli and their newborn baby, Gianna Sophia Banas, all of Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister, Carol Maykowski and her husband, Robert, of Sharpsville; three brothers, twin, Ronald L. Banas and his wife, Lois, of Hermitage and Michael J. Banas and Steve A. Banas, both of Sharpsville and a brother-in-law, James Sobey, of Sharon.
Calling hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon Thursday, April 25 in St. John’s Orthodox Church, Hermitage, with Rev. David Mastroberte, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be held at St. John’s Cemetery, Hermitage.