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James Banko

May 2, 1953 — January 12, 2016

James A. Banko, 62 of Dickerson Run, passed away unexpectedly, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  Jim was born May2, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant a son of the late Walter P. and Elizabeth (Kapura) Banko.

Jim was a self-employed contractor operating the James A. Banko Construction Company.  He was an avid hunter and he enjoyed Sudoku and crossword puzzles.  He was also a member of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Banko; a brother in law, James Heisterman and his father and mother in law, Samuel and Pauline Porterfield.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn D. (Heisterman) Banko, a step-son, Robert Younkin and wife Penny; three brothers, Walter Banko and wife Linda; Donald Banko and wife Saundra and Roger Banko and wife Sandy; brothers-in- law, William (Sara) Heisterman, Arthur and John Heisterman and Ralph (Sharon) Heisterman, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome Friday from 4 to 8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 am with Minister Greg Pelc officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated.  To share a message of condolence, please visit

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