Mary E. Bancroft, 88, of Warren, died Friday morning, May 29,
2015 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was
born July 7, 1926 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of Walter
and Helen Gern Blackwell. Mary was a lifelong Warren area
resident and a 1944 graduate of Warren High School. She was
employed as a Psychiatric Aide at Warren State Hospital and
employed with Warren Times Observer. She retired in 1989 from
Sylvania Credit Union as an office manager, after 20 years
employment. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church
and the church Altar Rosary Society and was a former CCD
Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.
She was a member of the Desert Club, enjoyed playing Bridge
with her friends. She had served as a former Girl Scout Leader.
Mary is survived by her 3 Children – Cheryl D. Stanko and
husband, Robert, Gerald Bancroft and wife, Suky, David Bancroft
and wife, Sandra all of Warren, PA.
7 Grandchildren – Jason Stanko (Melissa) Karin Navarro (Rick),
Matt Bancroft (Sherie), Doug Bancroft (Katie), Lisa Casey (David),
Mike Bancroft, Aaron Kotzbauer (Kathleen), 12 Great
Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, several nieces and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Lawrence C. Bancroft who died April 24, 2010, whom
she married April 18, 1947 in Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Son – Jimmy
Bancroft, 2 Grandchildren – Dennis and Beth Stanko, 1 Sister –
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304
East St., Warren, PA., on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 P.M.
A vigil service will be conducted Monday at 1:45 PM and
members of the church Altar Rosary Society will recite the parish
rosary at 7:45 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer
R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, June 2,
2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to
place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church
Building Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren
Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.
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