Banks F. Willhide, 90, of Carlisle, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Thornwald Home, Carlisle.
He was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Carlisle, a son of the late Seager Clay Willhide and Florence June (Dunkleberger) Willhide,
and was married to the late Helena C. (Wagner) Willhide, who died Sept. 18, 1989.
Banks was a US Army veteran and served with the Mars
Task Force; Merrill’s Marauders in the China-Burma-India Theater of WWII. After the war, he worked
many years for the former Kruger’s Dairy, Carlisle and then retired from the PA Turnpike. Banks was
a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 477 and Eagles Aerie 1299, all of Carlisle and the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 1179, Bowmansdale and St. John’s Masonic Lodge, Carlisle.
He is survived by two sisters; Robie Willhide and Donna Lou McKain
(and her husband, Jack Bushey), both of Carlisle, a step-daughter, Dianne (and her husband, William) Kollas of Lemoyne, three
grandchildren; Chad (and his wife, Beth) Kollas, Mary Kollas Kennedy and James (and his wife, Tara) Kollas, eight great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. Banks was preceded in death by two brothers; Lane and Dean Willhide and one
step-son, John P. Blazetic, Jr.
will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor
Tim Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A
visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to Celtic Hospice, Ste. 100, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle or to Thornwald Home, 442 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA
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Banks was a wonderful neighbor and we
will miss him very much. He loved working in his yard and always enjoyed stopping to talk. Our thoughts, sympathy and prayers
are with your family.
Ramona & Mark Mateya
So sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I'm sure he's in a better place than we are.
My mother, Gladys
Manning and Banks were friends from their teenage years, and what a woderful tribute to a lifelong friendship. She will be
90 this coming January, and I believe their longevity attests to a life well lived, caring, loving and doing for others.
Praying God will strengthen and comfort you through this time of loss and separation.
I just found out today of Banks passing.
My thoughts and prayers
are with the family
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