|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 2011|
Joseph "Banjo" Banyasz,Jan. 1, 1923 - Oct. 25, 2011, resident of San Mateo, 88, passed away from pancreatic cancer in Saint Helena, CA. He is survived by his daughters: Judy (Rix) Lenexa, KA Connie (Garate) Saint Helena, CA Vickie (Moyle) Virgin, UT. Banjo's only son Joseph Patrick "Pat" predeceased him in March 2011. Banjo was the last of 5 children born to Hungarian immigrants George Banyasz and Emily (Marsala). Banjo served honorably during WWII as a cook in the army, receiving his training at the Presidio in San Francisco, where he fell in love with the climate and communities of the Bay Area. Banjo worked for the San Mateo Times for over 30 years. He was well known for his bowling and golfing skills, and loved to watch and wager at the horse races, especially Bay Meadows. He lived very happily at Lesley Towers for about 20 years. He moved this year to Saint Helena near his daughter after cancer surgery. A private family service is planned. If desired donation may be made to the Cancer Society or any Hospice agency.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on October 27, 2011.
Note: US Army, WWII.
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Oct 20, 2012
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Thank you, sir, for your service to our great Country. God bless…rest in peace.|
Added: Oct. 20, 2012