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Jack E. Banko

JACK E. BANKO, JR. age 43, cherished son of Marilyn (nee Klemencic) and the late Jack E. Banko; father of Alexis; dearest brother of Renee Archuleta (husband David); dear uncle of Ansley and Jordan Archuleta. U.S. Marine Corp Veteran.

Jack was born on May 22, 1975 in Cleveland and passed away on September 17, 2018. He was a resident of South Euclid for 6 years, formerly of Painesville. Jack was a parishioner of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1993. Jack worked for a moving company as a laborer. He loved camping, fishing and the Steelers. Jack will be remembered most as a fun loving and outgoing jokester, who had a good sense of humor. He loved animals and enjoyed feeding the birds. Jack will be greatly missed.

Prayers of Christian Burial Monday September 24, 2018 at the FUNERAL HOME at 1:00 PM. Burial at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jack at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 2 – 6 PM.

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  1. Mary A Pitrelli :

    To Jack’s family & friends my deepest sympathies to all of you. I met Jack at Fitworks Gym. He was such a nice person. May he REST IN PEACE up in heaven now .

  2. Melissa Bissell :

    Marilyn and Renee I’m so deeply sorry for your loss and I will cherish my memories with JB. My heart goes out to all of you and may God be with you in this most difficult time.

  3. I knew Jack back from high school and have seen him on and off over the years. He was always such a nice and funny guy. I am so deeply sorry to hear of his passing.

  4. It’s terrible to hear about the loss of Jack. I express my sincere sympathy to his family.

    Jack was one of my best friends all through high school. All of my favorite memorys of fun and great adventure involve him.

    He will be deeply missed.

  5. Probably one of the funniest and greatests guy i got to meet while in Cleveland. Found out there we were in Paris Island at same time. Instantly hit it off. So many good memories with him in a short time I was blessed to know him. Semper Fi love you always.

  6. Jose Troche "CHE" :

    My heart goes out to your family and friends. My condolences and deepest sympathies to the family. You will be greatly missed my friend. In life the path “we” taken dictates our future, sorry “we chose the wrong one and “we” are paying dearly but i have all faith that you are restng in heaven with our Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, SEE YOU SOON JACK.

  7. Bev Metz Kaniecki :

    It is with our deepest sympathy to Jack’ s family we offer our prayers. No words can describe your pain, we offer our strength to you. May your faith sustain you and give you peace. Condolences, Collinwood class 1964.

  8. Marilyn I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. Jack was one of my favorite patients when he was here in detox, Not sure I will make it Sunday or Monday, but know you and of course Jack are in my prayers, I cannot count any longer how many we have lost to addiction in the recent past. But know that Jack had the most impact of all on the entire staff at Stella Maris. Hopefully you remember me I was Jacks counselor each time he came to detox.

  9. I will miss him dearly,he was a good conversation worker, but most of all a great friend

  10. Shirley Krall Gyurcso :

    Marilyn it’s with deep sadness I send my condolences to you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sending Love & Hugs

  11. To Jack’s family and friends,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Jack was a great friend and will be missed.

  12. Lenny Nipper & The late Crissy Evans :

    I met Jack camping with Crissy many years ago… Jack and I became friends instantly, he was all ways ready to help anyone in need and loved to make you smile… Crissy & I loved Jack and allways looked forward to seeing him on our next camping adventure…he will be missed by all that knew him, my condolences to his Family. God bless Jack… R.I.P.

  13. I spent one of the best years of my life with Big Jack on Okinawa,Japan We worked together and our barracks rooms were right right door to each other. Needless to say, never a dull moment with Jack around. Miss you buddy. Always think of you every time I hear Social Distortion, even 25 years later. Rip bud

  14. My friend…Jack B Nimble…my heart is broken…i cant believe you are gone…this seems so unreal…i want you to know that you have been one of my very best friends these past couple years…we have confided in one another about the things going on our lives & tried to help each other as much as we possibly could…you always tried to make me feel better & said things to build me up when i was down…we talked almost every day when we could…& when we could not talk, i would wait to hear from you…cause i always knew in my heart that i would…& earlier this month…when i was sick on my birthday…you checked on me to make sure i was ok…if i had known it would have been one of the last times i would talk to you, i would have said so much more…i love you my friend…i will miss you forever…until we meet again…

  15. I served with Jack, we went to boot camp and combat training together.
    Lost touch with eachother but found eachother again a few years ago and planned on getting together this year for the MC bday… I am shattered with the news of this and offer my deepest sympathies and my most heart felt prayers. I looked forward to see I g his face and hearing his voice again. He was definitely a joker. Jack takes a piece of me with him.
    I can only pray that we don’t look at this as a loss, but what we have all gained from having Jack in our lives. Regardless of relation or length of time.
    If anyone reads this and would be so kind to tell me where he has been laid to rest, I would like to visit my brother 1 more time.
    Semper FI Jack.

  16. Jack and I went to boot camp and combat training together.
    We lost touch but found eachother 4 years ago and recently talked about reuniting this year for the MC bday….
    I knew he was going thru some struggle and was wondering why I hadn’t heard from him in a while…
    I am shattered by the news of this.
    Please know my deepest prayers are with you all.
    Semper Fi brother, you will be deeply deeply missed

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