Marian M. (Switzer) Bankes

Marian “Breeze” M. (Switzer) Bankes of Berwick passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in March 30, 1948, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Selena M. (Kreisher) Switzer. She was a graduate of Berwick Area Sr. High School. Marian worked for the Berwick School District as an Aide and as a School Secretary for over 30 years until her retirement. During those years, she worked throughout every elementary building in the district.

On October 15, 1966, at Grace Lutheran Church, she married Alan K. Bankes Sr. and together they have celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Marian enjoyed taking care of people, especially her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Alan “Chubb”, she will be greatly missed by her daughters, Jeanette Samsel and husband Todd, Berwick; Mary Rebyak and companion James Stroup, Mifflinville; Karen S. Finucan, Berwick; son, Alan K. Bankes Jr and wife Janice, Berwick; cherished grandchildren: Brooke, Kirsten, Brett, Michael, Matthew, Grace, Gabbie, Tyler, Nicholas; and treasured great grandchildren, Anthony and Aria. She also leaves behind brothers, Donald Switzer and Charles S. Switzer; sisters, Linda Schneider, Judith Brown, Cindy Milheim, and Laurie Richards.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Switzer; Robert S. Switzer; Benjamin Switzer; Edwin C. Switzer; and sisters, Barbara Farver; and Kathie Ridall.

A viewing will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 E Third St, Nescopeck follow by a short service.

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