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Paul Frederick Bannister

Paul Frederick Bannister
  • January 4, 1938 - June 18, 2017
  • Daniel Island, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Ted Tobin Scholarship at Rockhurst University
    1100 Rockhurst Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110

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“Dearest Kathy. La Donna and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Paul's passing upon our return from CA. We have thought of you often but lost...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: John & La Donna Marietti

“Dearest Kathy. La Donna and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Paul's passing when we returned from CA. Nothing but fond memories of you two...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: John & La Donna Marietti - MO

“Dear Kathy and Family,I was very sorry to hear of Paul's passing! I have such fond memories of all of you. Paul was so nice to me with a big caring...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila Grieco - Temecula, CA

“Kathy, So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and will keep you in my prayers. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Camille Manning - MA

“Kathleen and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. We have great memories of Paul's kind spirit and sweet smile. Love,Amy Tobin McCauley...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Amy McCauley - Overland Park, KS

“Mr. Bannister was a special man God put on this earth. How kind he was to me during grade school years. He quietly stepped in when my dad was too...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ron and Barb Tavernaro - MA

“Kathy, I have known Paul since our high school days at Rockhurst & he was a good guy who you could talk to easily. I hope you enjoyed the reunions &...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ed McGurren - Prairie Village,, KS

“Kathy and family, so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I remember when he came to Phi Kappa Theta, and one year we were roommates. Over the years we...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Patty I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Maureen Call - Denver, CO

“I had the pleasure of working at Black & Veatch same time Paul was there. He was a good friend and shall be missed. My Prayers go out to his wife...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Bernard Spear - Fairway, KS

“Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. You and Paul were always so welcoming and wonderful when we were in Charleston...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: barbara and bob hicks - KS

“I am so very sorry for your loss, Kathy. Paul's smile was infectious. Prayers being sent your way. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn Goff - Daniel Island


Paul Frederick Bannister, 79, of Daniel Island, South Carolina, husband of Kathleen Teresa Tobin Bannister died Sunday, June 18, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive at 10:30 am. Inurnment with military honors will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery, Friday, July 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a Rosary beginning at 6:30 pm.

Paul was born January 4, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of the late John Leo Bannister, Jr. and the late Mary Helen Walsh Bannister. He graduated Rockhurst University with a BS degree in Physics in 1959, the University of Kansas with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and the University of Missouri-Columbia with a MS in Electrical Engineering in 1972. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity while at the University of Kansas. Paul was commissioned an officer in 1961 in the United States Navy and served from 1960-1964 on the USS Vermillion AKA-107 and the USS Raleigh LPD-1. He worked for 33 years as an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager for Black & Veatch Construction and Consulting. Paul moved to the Charleston area in 2005 to be closer to his family and was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen Bannister of Daniel Island; four children, Susan Mertka (Bill), Michael Bannister (Christina), Patricia Gilbert (Dwight), and Amy DiGiacomo (Carlo); nine grandchildren, Alyssa, Peter, Sophie, Kayla, Kyle, Megan, Andrew, Lucy and Oliver. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Edwin Bannister.

Memorials may be made to the Ted Tobin Scholarship at Rockhurst University, , rockhurst.edu/give <http://rockhurst.edu/give> or Rockhurst University, Office of Annual Giving, 1100 Rockhurst Road., Kansas City, MO 64110.