In the early morning hours of March 13, Mrs. Holly L. Bankoski died at the Wake County Hospice home in Raleigh, NC after a long and heroic battle with Breast Cancer.
Mrs. Bankoski was born and raised in Bronxville, NY, a graduate of New Hampshire College and an extremely successful businesswoman. She moved to the triangle area twenty years ago and has been an inspiration to family and friends for her strength, grace and love for all.
Mrs. Bankoski had great professional success throughout her career - notably with IBM's
consulting division where she traveled extensively advising companies around the world. In later years she impacted the community through involvement with the Cary town council also spearheading the effort to renovate the former Cary elementary school (Now the Cary
Performing Arts Center). An accomplished artist, she also was an important member of the Cary arts community and helped develop a grant given yearly at the Paige Walker Arts and History Center.
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Wake County Hospice Home, whose caring, kindness and concern made her passing peaceful and painless.
A private ceremony in honor and celebration of her life will be held this Saturday March 23, 2013 for family and close friends.
She is survived by her loving husband, Vince, and 5 children - Vinson of Baltimore, MD, Gregory of Cary, NC, James of Los Gatos, CA, Cindy of Cary, NC and Robert of Holly Springs, NC as well as foster daughter Carly Scholz of Raleigh, NC and 15 grandchildren.
She will be tremendously missed by all who knew her.
Please send any gifts on her behalf to the Wake County Hospice Home, Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC.