Robert L. "Pugs" Bankes, 60, of Nuremberg, passed away Friday, August 19th, 2022, at the home of his daughter in Ashland.
Bob was born in Pottstown, on January 12, 1962, a son of the late Leila (Yost) and Ralph Bankes.
He moved to the Nuremberg area in his younger years, and was a 1972 graduate of the West Hazleton High School.
Bob owned and operated his own trucking company for several years and was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, shooting and fishing. He also enjoyed automobile racing, and playing darts and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
He is survived by two children, daughter Kristina, wife of Eric Lavin, of Ashland, and son Robert L. Bankes, Jr., of Nuremberg. Three grandchildren, Briann, Chase and Austin also survive as do nieces and nephews.
A brother Ralph Bankes and a sister Grace Fellin also survive.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 22nd at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing Monday morning from 10 AM until the time of the service.
Bob will be laid to rest at the Nuremberg Cemetery, following the service.
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