The only child of the late Ruth and John Banker of Poughkeepsie, NY, Robert "Bob" Banker died peacefully at his home in Raleigh, NC surrounded by his family - his wife of 45 years Dian, his son John and daughters Robin and Cindy, son-in-law Lionel and four grandchildren.
Bob graduated from Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1964; he was also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, CT. He began working at IBM in 1968, moved to Raleigh in 1977 and continued with IBM until his retirement in 2007. Active with the Boy Scouts of America's Occoneechee Council, he was Cub Master for Pack 214 and active with Troop 364 at his church of 37 years, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church (PGUMC). Bob was also a lifetime member of the Raleigh Elks Lodge 735.
A memorial is scheduled for 11:00 Saturday, April 11 at PGUMC 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to PGUMC, diabetes.org or cancer.org.