James “Jim” W. Banovich, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Aurora St. Luke’s in Milwaukee. In 1956, Jim started working at Marsh Electronics at age 17, started behind the counter to many different capacities to owning the company in the early 90s. He served on several boards and was highly respected in this industry; he loved his Marsh Family.
Jim was married for 60 years to his wife Jackie (nee Carr) Banovich and together they raised five children. He was huge into sports as a child, particularly baseball and that continued all his life. He enjoyed music and playing the accordion.
Jim is survived by his wife Jackie; children, James (Sandra), Patricia (Doug) Delashmutt; Kathryn (Kenneth) Gassner, Stefan (Brenda), Amy (Jim) Tiernan; grandchildren, Andrew (Julie), Christopher, Allyson and Kaitlyn Banovich, James Siegel and Joseph Delashmutt, Angela (Daniel) Piel, Meghan (Fiancé Jesse Menges) Schuster, Brionna and Jonathan James “JJ” Banovich; six great-grandchildren; granddog Ollie Tiernan; and he is also survived by his sister, Susan Oxendorf.
Memorials are appreciated to Sacred Heart Catholic Church (16 6th St. L’Anse, MI 49946), St. Peter Catholic Church (206 E. Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org).