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Obituary for Erik C. Banks

Erik Banks, age 47, died on August 18, 2017. Cause of death was an aneurysm of the brain.

Erik is deeply missed by his mother, Laurene Buckley of New York City, his father, Richard Banks and stepmother, Marilyn Banks of Pinehurst, NC; his brother and sister-in-law Adam and Mandie Banks, and niece Sophie Banks of Media, PA; and his companion Emma Woodruff of Yellow Springs, OH.

He was a professor of philosophy at Wright State University, an author of numerous significant papers, articles, and books in his field.

Erik was a graduate of Bennington College and received his PhD in philosophy from the City University of New York.

Let us raise a glass to Erik Banks, to an examined life, to a life of energy, engagement, work, joy and play. To a life that fueled life.

Celebration of his life will be held from 2 – 4pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home – Yellow Springs. Sharing of stories and memories will begin at 4pm. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting In honor of Erik, please come as you are and dress casually.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home

322 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH 45387





4:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home

322 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH 45387


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