Susan Irene passed away peacefully in her home in Davis on February 12, 2009 following a second battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by loving friends, caregivers, and Yolo Hospice staff over the past nine months. They will remember her as a very unique and interesting person with a deep love and respect for nature and all its living creatures. Her cats Kiki and Cooper were also a great source of companionship and comfort to her. Susan was a woman of deep integrity, having worked as an Accountant in the Finance Department of the City of Vacaville from 1991-1998. She reluctantly retired in 1998 while fighting her first battle with breast cancer.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Raymond Bankowski and Lucille Bankowski. A memorial service for Susan will be held at her home in Davis at 207 Pintail Place on February 26, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Ct., Suite A, Davis, CA 95618 or to the Raymond A. Bankowski Scholarship Fund established at the University of California, Davis Campus.