Samuel Banda, an aviation painter, and long time resident of Lakewood, passed away on August 7, 2020 at the age of 59.
Samuel Banda is survived by his wife, Gayle Banda, his children oldest daughter Samantha Banda, only begotten son Joshua, Joshua’s wife Ashley Banda, his youngest daughter Patricia Banda, his 3 grandchildren, Cristien Banda, Lykan and Scarlet, older sister Daisy, older brother Eddie, and younger brother Mark.
Samuel Banda was born in Torrance CA on January 3, 1961. He graduated from Leuzinger High School in 1978, where he played both football and baseball. He then started working at Northrup Grumman and in 1980 he joined the United States Army where he served a 3 year tour. The following year he married the love of his life, Gayle Banda on September 30, 1981. Next month would’ve been their 39th wedding anniversary. Even though Samuel spent majority of his time at a baseball field, he was a devoted husband, an amazing father and the best grandpa. He was the epitome of a family man. He will deeply be missed by his friends, family and to all that had the privilege of knowing him.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations in Sam’s name to Perfect Game where he will be sponsoring, hopefully, more than one child to play in a Perfect Game Tournament, where they are rated and followed by the MLB.
https://perfectgamecares.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=544 Your donation is tax deductible.
Arrangements entrusted to Luyben Dilday Mortuary luybendilday.com