Gibson recalled Banks as a dedicated farmer who was devoted to his family. “He was a hardworking man, just trying to make a go of it on the farm they utilized.” he said. “They were trying to have enough production in these tough times to pay the bills. It’s a lot of work. This is truly a tragic event.”
The Rev. Susan Wenner, pastor of the Westford Methodist Church, which will conduct a memorial service for Dan Banks on Saturday, said, “This tragedy has had quite an impact on the entire community. My heart goes out to this family.”
An obituary released by Heller Funeral Home in Schenevus said that contributions could be made in Banks’ memory to the Westford Fire Department, Post Office Box 24, Westford, NY 13499.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home, located at 25 Arch St., Schenevus.