Richard J. Banks Sr., 67
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Richard J. Banks Sr.,
67, of Bloomingdale, a devoted family man and a
retired general maintainer for the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey, died Saturday at home.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he attended Aviation
High School in Queens.
Mr. Banks served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969,
stationed aboard an aircraft carrier and traveling
to many European and other countries.
After his return from military service, he and
Lucille Salvia were married. The family moved to
Graniteville in 1975, and settled in Bloomingdale in
Mr. Banks worked as a general maintainer for the
Port Authority for 20 years. He retired five years
He most loved spending time with his family and
doted on his children and grandchildren. He also
enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, swimming and
Mr. Banks often attended Church of the Gateway with
Surviving, along with Lucille, his wife of 44 years,
are his son, Richard Jr.; his daughters, Doreen
Babilonia, Nicole Rice and Lisa Eng; his mother,
Florence Banks; a brother, Robert; a sister, Joyce
Jenzen, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the John Vincent
Scalia Home for Funerals, Eltingville, with a mass
at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church,
Pleasant Plains. Burial will follow in Moravian
Cemetery, New Dorp.
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