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Julius M. Bankoff
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1915
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2010
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

JULIUS M. BANKOFF WAS BORN IN PHILADELPHIA, PA TO MAX AND FANNIE BANKOFF. HE PASSED THIS EARTH AT THE AGE OF 95 YEARS ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2010.

HE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, MAX AND FANNIE BANKOFF AND SISTER SYLVIA TRAVIS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, CELIA JOY BANKOFF AND CHILDREN: KATHY BANKOFF FRIEDLAND AND HUSBAND JEFF OF DENVER, COLORADO, SUE BANKOFF GUTERMAN HALPERN AND BUSBAND DAVID OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA AND MIKE BANKOFF OF DENVER, COLORADO. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN: JASON FRIEDLAND, LAUREN FRIEDLAND, ROBERT GUTERMAN, FRANCES GUTERMAN, CAROLINE BANKOFF AND ALEX BANKOFF AND GRANDCHILDREN: RYAN GUTERMAN, JULIEN FRIEDLAND AND WYATT FRIEDLAND.

HIS BAR MITZVAH WAS SEPTEMBER 30, 1928 AT B'NAI EMUNAH SYNAGOGUE.

HE GRADUATED FROM CENTRAL HIGHT SCHOOL IN TULSA, OK. IN 1933 AND ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WITH A B.S. IN BUSINESS AND WAS VOTED OUTSTANDING MALE GRADUATE OF THE CLASS OF 1937. AT OU, HE WAS PRESIDENT OF HIS SOPHOMORE CLASS, WRTITER FOR THE OU NEWSPAPER, BUSINESS MANAGER FOR THE "SOONER" OU YEARBOOK, MEMBER OF THE SIGMA ALPHA MU FRATERNITY AND EDITOR OF THEIR PUBLICATION, "THE CROSS KEYS" IN 1936. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF SAM IN 1934 AND MEMBER OF THE ROUGHNECKS.

ON JUNE 5, 1947 HE MARRIED CELIA JOY HEYMAN.

HE ENLISTED IN THE US ARMY ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1942 AND ATTENDED BASIC TRAINING AND OCS AT FORT WARREN IN WYOMING. HE SERVED IN THE PACIFIC AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR SALVAGE OPERATIONS. HIS OBTAINED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AND RECEIVED HIS HONORABLE DISCHARGE IN 1945.

HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF BANKOFF PIPE AND SUPPLY, INC IN 1940 AND SERVED AS STATE PRESIDENT OF THE PIPE AND STEEL DEALERS ASSOCIATION IN 1946, DIRECTOR AT LARGE AND PRESIDENT OF THE GULF COAST CHAPTER FROM 1968-1970 OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCRAP IRON AND STEEL. JULIUS SERVED ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR OF OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS FROM 1973-1976. HIS OTHER BUSINESS INTEREST WERE BANKOFF OIL COMPANY AND TULSA CONTAINER.

JULIUS WAS A SUPPORTER OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF TULSA, SERVING AS ISRAEL BOND CHAIRMAN, SHERWIN MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, TULSA JEWISH RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARD CENTER AS A BOARD MEMBER, CONGREGATION B'NAI EMUNAH, TEMPLE ISRAEL, TULSA BALLET, TULSA OPERA, TULSA SYMPHONY AND TULSA UNIVERSITY.

THE FAMILY WISHES TO THANK RACHEL PATTERSON, PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND CARETAKERS, AARON BOYD, KIM HUDSON, MATT GAWER AND PATRICK MAJHER.

ALSO SPECIAL THANKS TO THE TULSA JEWISH RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARE CENTER, ESPECIALLY JIM JAKUBOVITZ AND DONNA BAILEY AND MILLER HOSPICE FOR THEIR CARE OF MR. BANKOFF.

FRIENDS CAN HONOR THE MEMORY OF JULIUS WITH CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TULSA JEWISH RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARE CENTER OR THE SHERWIN MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES HELD AT 2:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2010 AT ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK CEMMETERY IN THE OLD B'NAI EMUNAH SECTION, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FITZGERALD IVY CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, TULSA, OK.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Celia Joy Heyman Bankoff (1924 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Charles Robin Rauch
Record added: Nov 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61338836
Julius M. Bankoff
Added by: MillieBelle
 
Julius M. Bankoff
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Julius M. Bankoff
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-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 19, 2010
OUR CONDOLENCES FROM THE RAUCH FAMILY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA.....
- Charles Robin Rauch
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010

- MillieBelle
 Added: Nov. 10, 2010
 
 
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