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Sarah Lee Banaszak

Sarah Lee Banaszak

April 10, 1926 - January 5, 2020     Age: 93

Sarah Lee Banaszak of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 93.

Born April 20, 1926 in Tampa, Florida, she was the eldest of three children born to Angus and Mildred (McFarlan) Williams, Sr.

Sarah Lee was a cheerleader at Hillsborough High in Tampa and a graduate of Florida State University.  In 1964 she and her husband, Howard, founded Bazaszak Concrete Corporation, which operated successfully for 53 years.

Upon retirement, Sarah Lee and her husband enjoyed international travel and spending time at their home in North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Howard Banaszak, Sr., her daughter, Graceanne, and her brothers, Henry “Mac” Williams and Angus Williams, Jr.

She leaves behind her son, Howard Banaszak and wife, Diane, of Fernandina Beach, their children, Olivia Haggerty and Annagrace Pfister and great grandchildren, Amelia and Duane Haggerty.

At her request, there will be no services held.


5 Condolences

  • Barbara Hartley Posted January 7, 2020 10:08 am

    Your parents were good friends of my parents, worked and shared my of the same social activities. my husband was their Doctor for my years. Your mother was a kind and loving person who lived a long life. i know you will miss her!

  • BILL AND DONNA KIRBY Posted January 7, 2020 12:08 pm

    Howard, Diane and family,
    We are saddened by your lost of your mother as we loved her dearly. She had a heart of gold and so very kind to others. Our comfort and peace is knowing that she is with our Lord and your dad walking the golden road in heaven. May God be with you during this time to comfort you and your family.
    We miss you all and love to you and the family.

  • Kathy Hutchins Posted January 7, 2020 4:42 pm

    What can I say – will sure miss my Aunt Sarah Lee, She and Uncle Howard were a big part of our lives growing up. She was always there to listen , give advice if wanted and a lot of fun to just hang out with (would play the slots with me too 😉 . Heaven gained another angel , now she gets to catch up with Uncle Howard and GraceAnne, plus play Yellow Bird on the Piano for them. Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time

  • Patricia (Taylor) Otero Posted January 8, 2020 10:11 am

    Dear High, Diane and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Sarah Lee! She was such a beautiful lady and even though I hadn’t seen her in a long time I will always cherish my memories of her!

    Praying for comfort for you all at this time!

  • Kathy & Larry Aaron Posted January 11, 2020 12:15 pm

    Dear Howard, Diane and Family,
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. When we attended your father’s memorial service, it was so touching to learn of their love story. After so many years of marriage, it was no doubt difficult for her to be without him. It must bring you comfort to know that they are once again reunited for all eternity. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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