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Jerrald Roger Banfe

Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Jerrald Roger Banfe, 74, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Thursday, May 17, 1945 in Portage, WI, he was the son of the late Stephen Banfe and the late Margaret Arlyle (Dreiski) Banfe.

He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church,  Adventist Pathfinder Youth Group Leader and a member of the Mt Aetna Volunteer Fire Department. Jerrald was an avid fisherman, gardener and craftsman. He spent his time mastering woodworking and cabinetry. Jerrald spent his retirement helping others and supporting the interests of his grandchildren. He loved to travel, take long walks on the beach and collect shells. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years Linda Kaye Banfe; four sons, Eric S (Robin) Banfe of Smithsburg, MD, David A Banfe of Hagerstown, MD and Timothy R Banfe of Lindale, TX and Dale (Marcia) Banfe of Stillman Valley, IL; grandchildren, Emma  Banfe of Smithsburg, MD, Grace  Banfe of Greencastle, PA ,Rachel  Banfe of Smithsburg, MD, Payton Banfe and Dalton Banfe both of Stillman Valley, IL; sister, Suzanne Meekma of Thief River Falls, MN; brother, Paul Banfe of Lockeford, CA.

He was preceded in death by a brothers, Stephen Banfe, Jr. and Raymond Banfe, sisters, June Banfe and Edwina Williamson.

Services will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. James Hoffer officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be private.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Linda, Eric, David and family, I was so sad to hear of Mr Banfe passing. He was a great pathfinder leader and neighbor for many years. Gone way to young. Praying for comfort for you all. Erica

Erica Negley Kyger
Mt. Crawford, Va

May God Bless the family during the celebration of Jerald’s life. We pray for all of you. Our deepest condolences and prayers.

Mary Lou (Olson) DeZeeuw
Show Low, AZ

Bob & Judy Wilhide
Vero Beach, Florida

Dear Eric and Robin, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss and we will be praying for your family. If there is anything that we can do please let us know. Love, Sondra

Steven and Sondra Dorsey
Hagerstown, Maryland

Linda and family, so sorry to read of Jerry's passing. Prayers of strength, peace and comfort. I truly know what you are going through, as I lost Luke last June 8th. If you need a shoulder to cry on or ear to listen, I'm here. Hugs Pat Hargett 240-452-6163

Pat Hargett
Boonsboro, MD

Dave, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


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