Dad 2010
Frank Jay Banman
  • 93 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 4, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    McPherson, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 24, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Garden Grove, California, United States
You are safe in the hands of Our Father now
My dad, Frank Banman, was quite a character, fun loving, and also a great entertainer of magic and making balloon hats for kids of all ages while being a clown with the Shriners'. He had many affiliations with various clubs around Orange County. Being a member of the B.P.O.E. (Elks), Santa Ana Scottish Rite, several different Shrine Clubs, which included, Los Coyotes, Norwalk Golden Trowel and Al Malaikah. He and mom (Laberta) Squaredanced for 25 years and were Presidents of the local Associated Square Dancers (A [] D). He was a Veteran of the Navy and served during WWII as a photographer. He has left this world a better place just by being here for his 93 years. He's survived by his daughter Elaine, who will miss him greatly.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Frank Banman, 93, born on December 4, 1921 and passed away on July 24, 2015. We will remember and miss him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by N Sam on 14th September 2015

"Dear Family of Frank,

I'm sorry that you are experiencing the mourning of losing a love one. Many if not all of us has experienced this, but I would like to share a brief scripture that will may just bring you comfort.

(Acts 24:15) "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."

Thanks for reading."

This tribute was added by Amy Hubbard on 7th September 2015

"Bob and I really miss Frank Banman. We live across the street where he saw our house every day from his front door. We were always so welcomed in the Banman home. Visiting the Banmans felt like being with family. Frank was such a joy to be around and Elaine has shown such loving care for her father. We'll miss Frank’s warm smile and sense of humor. He lived such an active and fulfilling life, and he begins a new adventure now with Laberta and his loved ones, who are waiting for him."

This tribute was added by Pat Pettey on 17th August 2015

"What a blessing it was to have Uncle Frank in our lives. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He was well respected by everyone who was fortunate enough to have been a part of his life. He will most certainly be missed by all. ❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Scott Boeger on 7th August 2015

"I learned some of my best magic at Frank's workshops and some of my worst jokes from Frank.   Frank will be missed by all that knew him."

This tribute was added by teri pettey on 2nd August 2015

"Thank you Uncle Frank for the many years of wonderful magic tricks. You made our Pettey picnics so much fun. I'll miss your sweet smile, hugs and kisses. You have been the best daughter cousin Elaine. I truly admire the love and great care you gave to Uncle Frank. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Elaine Banman on 30th July 2015

"Below is the Heritage-Dilday Funeral Home site. This has all the information about my dads services. There will be a full military honors service for dad at graveside at Rose Hills.


This tribute was added by Elaine Banman on 28th July 2015

"His smile and way is what I will miss most, also not hearing him tell me he loves me. I'll be seeing you again, some day. Love you lots."

This tribute was added by Elaine Banman on 28th July 2015

"Here are announcements made by a couple of OCMC members.

Todd Reis.
July 24 at 9:21pm ·
Lost an old magician friend today, Frank Banman. I last saw him several weeks ago paying him a visit in at a care center. Although he was not active in magic in recent years, he often hosted magic workshops at his home in Buena Park and a Life member of OCMC.

Orange County Magic Club (OCMC).
July 24 at 9:19pm ·
It is with sad news the passing of Frank Banman today. He was a life member of OCMC. For a number of years he hosted magic workshops at his home in Buena Park. He is survived by his daughter Elaine."

This tribute was added by Elaine Banman on 28th July 2015

"I am reposting this announcement for Dave Haldeman. It was originally posted on the Al Malaikah web site. There will also be an official announcement from me, posted or sent by mail, at a later date.

Noble Frank was a member of the Al Malaikah Legion of Honor Corps. There will be a memorial service on August 21, 2015 at Heritage-Dilday Mortuary, 17911Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA (714-842-7771). The visitation will be from 10;00  to 10:30 and service from 11:00 to 12:00.
Graveside service will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, Ca.
Cards may be sent to Frank's daughter, Elaine, at:

Elaine Banman
7885 Adams Way,
Buena Park, CA. 90620"

This tribute was added by Jim Lacy on 26th July 2015

"I was always welcome in your home. It was a safe place."

This tribute was added by Ruth Neelans on 25th July 2015

"Uncle Frank was the best! He was such a loving and talented husband, father, uncle, friend and best of all he made magic for all of us. I remember his pictures that he always took at all of our family gatherings. I was so impressed with his Polaroid camera and how we could see those pictures in such a short amount of time. He was always on the cutting edge of the photo world.
  Elaine - you have been the model of the loving daughter who cherished family above all else. I am so in awe of the way you cared for your Dad when it would have been so easy to let someone else do it. You are loved.
  I know Aunt LaBerta, Anne, Frank J and Steven have just been loving on him since his arrival in their arms.
  Always know that I am just a phone call away and will come be with you whenever you need me. I know that I am in no way a substitute for the family you have lost, but I am family and always will be.
  I love you cousin! <3"

This tribute was added by Lynn Reafsnyder on 25th July 2015

"While I did not really know Frank I did know his wonderful daughter Elaine. My best to her! Thank you for inviting me.

This tribute was added by Karen Beck on 25th July 2015

"My heartfelt prayers of comfort to you Elaine on the passing of your dear father Frank.  You are a shining example of a great daughter.  I had the pleasure of meeting Frank at an alumni event on his 90th birthday, such a wonderful person.  RIP Frank, you will be missed by many."

This tribute was added by Elaine Banman on 25th July 2015

"This is a post from my cousin Elaine Blessing. Thank you for this perfect tribute Elaine.
Today I say Goodbye to my dear Uncle Frank, he joins his parents, loving wife LaBerta, his 2 children Anne and Frank J as well as his sister Lois, my mom, and brother Bob and his grandson Steven.He lived a long life and was a joy to be around. He served his country during WWII, he was a photographer,dancer, and a wonderfully talented Magician,he was know as "Knarf the magicain"( Frank spelled backwards) he dazzled many with his magic and card tricks! I will always remember his kind smile, his wit and his love of family. I want to say how very proud I am of my cousin Elaine for the wonderful care she gave him over the years and how she kept him at home, I know how hard that is because my mom,Lois suffered from the same disease of dementia. May he rest in the arms of angels and be joined by all those who made it to heaven before him. Love you to the moon and back! Always in my Heart!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Rathbun on 24th July 2015

"My heartfelt energy and thoughts go out to the family and sweet Elaine
He is now on a whole new experience..God Bless"

This tribute was added by Rita Grijalva on 24th July 2015

"You always had a smile for me. RIP Frank."

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