Thomas Paul Banz Sr., a Baltimore native and retired salesman, died Friday of complications of a brain tumor at a Cleveland hospice. He was 52 and lived in Westlake, Ohio.
Mr. Banz worked for over 30 years in sales and marketing and retired last year for health reasons.
The Gardenville native was a 1964 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and attended Loyola College. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and served with the infantry in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1972 with the rank of lieutenant and his decorations included the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Riggleman, whom he married in 1969; a son, Thomas Paul Banz Jr. of Pittsburgh; his mother, Marie K. Banz; a brother, Francis I. Banz Jr.; two sisters, Myrna Banz Pirrera and Carole Banz Cecil, all of Baltimore.
Pub Date: 12/16/98