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Arthur Paul Bancke

August 18, 1926 October 5, 2018
Arthur Paul Bancke
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Arthur Paul Bancke, age 92, of Knoxville, formerly of Syosset, Long Island, New York passed away on Friday morning, October 5, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Arthur was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Glendale, Queens, NY. He married Anita Helen Trenkner on April 24, 1949. He was very active in the Boy Scouts earning the Eagle Scout Award. He was a medic in the US Navy during WWII. After the war, he finished high school and attended Pace College. He was a member of the Sunrisers Drum and Bugle Corp playing a soprano bugle. He was part owner in Bancke Trucking and then drove a limo for various celebrities in New York City. One of his greatest memories was being part of the Honor Air Flight from Knoxville to Washington, DC. Through his life he had a great love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Arthur loved to drive, play slot machines and watch the Game Show Network.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Anita Helen Bancke; parents, Paul C. Bancke and Florence Romano Bancke; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert Bancke and wife, Helen; brothers-in-law, Ronald Trenkner and his wife, Janet, Edmund Trenkner and wife Helen

Arthur is survived by his children, Richard (Mary Ann) Bancke of Papillion, Nebraska, Linda (Peter) Smith of Syosset, New York, Patti Siminerio of Knoxville, Glenn (Dawn) Bancke of Bellmore, New York; grandchildren, Kyle (Lindy) Bancke, Jonathan Bancke, Laura (Greg) Lanning, Kevin (Amy) Smith, Thomas (Patty Ann) Smith, Christopher (Amanda) Smith, Ashley (David) Teeters, Caitlin Siminerio, Patrick (Lacey) Siminerio, Victoria and Robert Bancke; great grandchildren, Blake Daly, Harrison and Bode Lanning, Ezra Bancke, Isabelle and Addison Smith, Ariana Smith, Caden Cheverton, Oliver and Swayzie Siminerio, Brooklynn Teeters; two nieces and a nephew.

Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery for graveside service. with Chaplain Nicole Krewson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Honor Air,

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Bancke family.

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9:30 AM 10/12/2018 9:30:00 AM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway Knoxville 37914 Tennessee
United States

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