Laimonts A. Bankieris, 79, of Castalia, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born July 18, 2007, in Talsi, Latvia and lived in Castalia since 1958. He retired as a tool and die group leader from Sandusky Ford Motor Company in 1993. He was an avid Lake Erie fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Livija; two sons, Gus (Jan) Bankieris of Fayettville Ga., and Ron (Jeanie) Bankieris of Castalia; daughter, Elita (Jim) Lepley of Bellevue; and numerous grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Karlis; and mother, Milda.
At Laimonts' request, there will be no viewing or memorial service.
Contributions, if desired, may be sent to Margaretta Township Rescue Squad, 113 South Ave., Castalia, OH 44824.