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Anthony (Tony) Vincent Banes, Sr, age 96, formerly of Huntsville, Texas, died November 17, 2017, in Round Rock, TX. He was born in Braddock, PA to Stanislovas and Lydia Banis. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but left to serve in the Army during World War II with the Tank Destroyer Division at Camp Hood. He met and married the love of his life, Verna, in Waco, Texas.
Tony received degrees from Baylor University and Oklahoma State University, and did further graduate work at the University of Texas and the University of California at Los Angeles. He taught mathematics at Trinity University before moving to Los Angeles, California, where he worked in the computer analyst and programming areas at Thompson-Ramo Wooldridge, Bissett-Berman, Litton Industries, Teledyne Corporation and as the founding Vice-President of Macrodata Corporation. Later he worked at Tracor in Austin, TX and then taught briefly at Sam Houston State University in the Mathematics department.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville. He also was once active in the Walker County Genealogical Society, AARP Tax Aide and 55-Alive Safe Driving Programs and also assisted in the publication of the Walker County Cemetery Book. Tony also worked with several Walker County elections.
Tony was proceeded in death by his wife of nearly 70 years, Verna Banes, and sisters Josephine Survillas and Alice Banis. He is survived by his son Stanley Banes and wife Beth of Garland, TX, and son Anthony Vincent, Jr. and wife Hildegard of Silver Spring, MD, and daughter Rebecca Krohn and husband Harvey of Pflugerville, TX. Grandchildren are Robert, Scott, Matthew and Micah Banes, Natalie Meyers, John Mauk, Brian and Marcus Krohn and Rachel McDown. His great-grandchildren are Colton Banes, Hunter and Katie Banes, Blake and Madison Meyers, Mia and Ayla Mauk, Riley Krohn and Zachary McDown.
A celebration of his life and burial will be held at the Vaughan Cemetery near Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas on Friday November 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM.
Condolences and memories may shared with the family at www.beckchapels.com
Published on November 21, 2017
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