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Edward H. Banach, 71, of Shelburne, Vt., a former Buffalonian, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 1997) in Fletcher Allen Health Care Center, Burlington, Vt., after a long illness.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kensington High School and served as a corpsman with the Navy from 1946 to 1948. Recalled during the Korean War, he was assigned to St. Albans Naval Hospital.

He worked for 24 years at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Woodlawn in production control in charge of inventory, then moved to Suffern, when he was transferred to the Ford plant in Mahwah, N.J. He retired and moved to Shelburne when the Mahwah plant closed in 1980.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Dolores Farrell; four sons, Timothy of Scotia, Michael of Shelburne, Shawn of Ravena and Daniel of Burlington, Vt.; four daughters, Maureen Harvey of Huntington, Vt., Kathleen Duckowitz of Boca Raton, Fla., Jeanne of Ferrisburg, Vt., and Bridget McKeon of Centereach; a brother, Art of East Aurora; and 19 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, Burlington, Vt. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Charlotte, Vt.


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