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James W. Banford, Jr.

Obituary for James W. Banford, Jr.

April 25, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


James W., Jr. passed away April 25, 2017. Born in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia in 1927, James William Banford, Jr. was the oldest of six. Bill, as he was called, served in the ARMY-Air Force in Germany at the end of World War II where he took up drumming; this would be a passion/occupation for the rest of his life.

Bill was a Philadelphia policeman for 27 years. He is survived by three children, Laura Banford (Michael), Maureen Sawyer (Tom), Jim Banford (Lauren); eight grandchildren, Shawn, Matthew, Sophia, Gemma, Alison, Randy, Wynn, and Jane; and three siblings, Fred (Ann), Winston (Carol), and Edna (the late Walter).

Relatives and friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration, Friday, April 28 from 10-11AM at Dunn-Givnish of Langhorne, 378 S. Bellevue Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047; followed by his funeral service at 11AM. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.

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