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Diane M. Banks

July 30, 2015
Lake Placid News

Diane M. (Porter) Banks, 70, of Lake Placid, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She succumbed to complications associated with muscular dystrophy. She was a God-blessed, heaven-sent, generous, kind and faithful wife, and a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Diane was born in Lake Placid on June 9, 1945, the daughter of Kenneth W. Porter Sr. and Isabelle Mae Moody. Diane has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, the Saranac Lake village offices and the Eden Park Nursing Home in Utica.

She is survived by her husband Ted Banks; her sons David Barney and Robert Barney and his wife Sonya; grandchildren Christopher and Brittney Barney, Jennifer Pabins and Kenneth C. Saint; and four great-grandchildren. Diane was predeceased by her daughter Susan Thurber, who died in November 2012.

Friends may call at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid on Tuesday, July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. for viewing. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the M.B. Clark Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. A reception for all friends and family will be held following the burial at the New Hope Church, 207 Station St., Lake Placid.

The family suggests donations in memory of Diane Banks may be made to New Hope Church, 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY 12946.

Relatives and friends are invited to light a candle, share a memory or photo, send flowers or leave online condolences at



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