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Richard P. Bannister Sr.

1933 ~ 2021 (age 88)

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Richard P. Bannister Sr., 88, of Rochester and formerly of 48 Melrose Road, Auburn, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021. He was the son of the late Norman R. and Winifred Park Bannister and was also predeceased by his loving wife Barbara J. Bannister. He was a graduate of East High School in Auburn, NY Class of 1951. He went on to graduate with honors from Colgate University in 1955. He received a BS in English and was a prolific writer. He went on to serve in the US Army as part of the Army Corps of Engineers. He and his family did an overseas tour in Germany as part of his service.

He started his professional career with Metropolitan Life. During his career he worked for various companies in a Sales and Management role. After his retirement, he moved to Rochester, NY to be closer to his kids and grandkids who were his greatest joy.

Dick was a proud Veteran and all it stands for. He was an avid dog lover and rescuer with many beloved pets over the years. He spent most of his time doing projects around the house and enjoyed watching sports on television especially SU Basketball and the Bills.

He will be greatly missed by all for his good humor and appreciation for the little things in life.

He is survived by his,

Children: Richard Jr. (Joanne), John (Keely), Susan Meiklejohn, Cynthia Wilmot, Sarah Flummerfelt (Bob)

Grandkids:          Katie, Brian (Christine), Pete, Allie (Scott), Molly, Ruby, Royal, Bobby, Joseph, Matthew, Ashley and Andrew

Great Grandkids:             Wesley, Charlotte and Madeline

Beloved Cousin:                Shirley Bayus

Grand Dogs:       Walter, Moose, Hank, Daisy, Marley and Winston

Visitation will be from 7PM to 9PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn, NY. The funeral service will be held privately for the family. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming, NY.

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November 9, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brew Funeral Home
48 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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