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Sadik R. "Dick" Banush, 77, Kokomo, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. Born Aug. 13, 1940, in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Frank Banush and Evelyn (Hoffman) Banush. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. On June 17, 1961, in France, he married Claudine (Roiz), and she survives.
He retired from Continental Steel in 1986. He then worked for Accurate Parts and worked part-time for Kokomo-Center Schools for 16 years. He coached and managed Little League at Lafayette Park for four years. He also pitched fast-pitch softball for 31 years and won two state titles and made one national appearance. He loved playing golf and pitching horseshoes. He was also a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Dick is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Claudine Nicole Banush, Kokomo, and four sons, Rick (Sheila) Banush, Rochester, Michael (Angela) Banush, Donald (Trudy) Banush, and Ronald Banush, all of Kokomo. There are four grandchildren, Bradley Banush, Kaitlin Banush, Nathan Banush, and Brian Banush.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Bill Hale will officiate. Entombment with military rites by the United States Army and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will follow at Sunset Memory Garden. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Published on October 2, 2017
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