Robert Louis Banks

Born: Tue., Jun. 10, 1958
Died: Wed., Apr. 14, 2021

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2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 18, 2021
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Robert Louis “Rob” Banks, 62, of North East, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at his residence, after losing a courageous, challenging fight against pancreatic cancer, aided by the stronghold of his love and faith in our Lord. Rob was born on June 10, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Virginia L. (McCombs) Banks of North East and the late William P. Banks. Rob graduated from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in technology education and was later a technology education teacher at Harborcreek High School, Walnut Creek Middle School, and McDowell High School for many years. Through the many years of his short life, Rob pursued numerous interests and activities. In addition to touching and impacting his many students over his 33+ years of teaching; he was also an amazing gifted craftsman, woodworker and laser engraver; he spent countless long hours in his shop creating masterpieces for so many. Rob’s first love since a young child however, was that of hockey, which not only impacted his life and that of his children, but also impacted so many – young and old alike, both through his coaching, playing and dedication. However, Rob’s greatest, most passionate role in life was that as a dedicated, caring, selfless and loving father to his two children, whom he has impacted greatly and will carry him in their hearts forever.His survivors include his children, Robert “Robbie” William Banks (Hana), and Krista Kaitlin Christopherson (Houston); lifelong friend, Donna Banks (Bryan Mayes); brother, David Patrick Banks (LynnAnne); as well as many nieces, nephews, and so many close friends too numerous to name. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Abram Sorek Memorial through the Crime Victims Center, 125 West 18th St., Erie, PA 16501 or the Erie City Mission, 1017 French Street, Erie, PA.

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