Graham Paul Banks, Vice President of Operations at Hayles and Howe, Inc. one of the world’s leading ornamental plastering and restoration companies died early Thursday morning at Howard County General Hospital.
He was born in Portsmouth, England in 1952, son of Ronald and Joyce Banks. He served an apprenticeship in tool and die making, then ran his own small company in England before starting his work for Hayles and Howe, Ltd as an ornamental plaster and craftsman in 1984 where he worked on various projects in Europe and the Middle East.
In 1989, he came to the United States with a team of English workers. After meeting his wife, Susan shortly afterward he settled in the United States, where he was instrumental in setting up the American arm of Hayles and Howe. In 1990, he was appointed Vice President of Operations among the projects he directed were Postal Square Museum, Hippodrome Theater, and Union Station Washington, D.C.
For the last five years, he was part of Legion Motorcycle Club where he participated in their charitable drives for Travis Manion and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society among others.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce E.Banks, his wife of 25 years, Susan E. Banks, his two daughters, Julia S. Betts and Lillian J. K. Banks, son-in-law, Benjamin Betts, and grandsons, Adam, Cyrus, and Beauregard Betts and numerous family and friends.
Visiting hours at Slack Funeral Home (3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043) on Friday, November 23rd, 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Procession from Slack Funeral Home to New Cathedral Cemetery (4300 Old Frederick Rd, Baltimore, MD 21229) on Saturday, November 24th 10:00am, burial at 11:30am.
A reception will follow immediately after the burial at Hebron House, Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church (2320 Mt. Hebron Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042).