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Martin  "Marty" Vincent Banicki

Martin "Marty" Vincent Banicki
  • November 3, 1949 - February 27, 2017
  • South Bend, Indiana

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“I am so very sorry for your loss. I helped clean for Marty and I sure enjoyed his company. He was such a sincere person and will be missed! ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Natalie R

“My heart goes out to the family of Marty Banicki in your time of grieving and loss. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Spitz - CA - Family

“Marty you will be missed you was a good person & friend when i worked at the Clay Democratic Club you would help me out & you where always there when...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Laura R. - Elkhart, IN

“TOO A LONG AGO FRIEND WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU LAST WEEK TO TRY AND FIND YOU IT TURNS OUT YOU BELONG TO THE LEGION POST I BELONG TO RIP BUDDY...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: IRVIN NOWICKI - SOUTH BEND, IN

“Sending my love, prayers and condolences to the family. Marty was definitely one of a kind - making people laugh and having fun. He will be missed by...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Wille - Family

“Marty will be sorely missed. While I have not seen him in many years, I was so looking forward to seeing my friend at our LaSalle HS 50th reunion...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Burkart - Naples, FL

“Your in my prayers Marty, Vince, and the whole family. Glad you got to see the Cubs win! Love and Eternal Peace. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Kwiecinski - Rosendale, NY

“I also know Marty from the school years. We all ran around together . Marty was one of the nicest people I ever met. May he rest in peace. And enjoy...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: sharon (LaVelle) Wonnacott - MI

“Marty and I played baseball together at LaSalle. I was Class of 1968. Marty graduated with my sister Linda. She passed in 2004.I haven't seen Marty...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Billy Lee - South Bend, IN

Jeff & Tom “i Know Marty loved Spam!When Studebaker's closed my family was on Govt assistance[free food] we had an over abundance of canned ham[Spam] in 28 oz or...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas Augustine - Henderson, NV

“we were Buddies at LaSalle and i looked forward to seeing Marty at the 50th reunion, i had made contacted recently on "Classmates.com". Semper Fi !!!...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas Augustine - Henderson, NV

“My condolences to the Banicki family. Marty was a great guy. I will miss him on my visits to South Bend. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Alyce Robertson - Miami, FL


Martin "Marty" Vincent Banicki, 67, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:26 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, following a lengthy illness.

Marty was born on November 3, 1949 to the late Bernard E. and Christine S. (Kwiecinski) Banicki in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; one sister, Karen Banicki-Patton also preceded him in death.

Marty graduated in 1967 with the first graduating class of LaSalle High School, before joining the U.S. Marine Corps., where he served his country from 1967-1973.

He was retired from the Indiana Toll Road, where he worked as a Supervisor for many years.

Marty is survived by his son, Vincent Martin (Maegan Schmidt) Banicki of Elkhart, IN; and three sisters, Maryalice (Kenneth) Miller of South Bend, IN; Therese (Skip) Ray of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; and Roberta Banicki of South Bend, IN.

Marty was a member of Christ the King Parish; M.R. Falcons Nest #4; St. Joseph Young Men's Society; The Army & Navy Union, U.S.A., Inc.; American Legion Post #284; and the Clay Democratic Club, where he served as a Past President. He was an avid Notre Dame, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Blackhawks fan. Marty also enjoyed fishing, playing darts, singing, playing guitar, and listening to the Beatles.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, where Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #284.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Chicago IL Office, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914.

To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.