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Sara Bancale
  • November 09, 1948
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  • August 04, 2018

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Sara J. Bancale (nee Gates), age 69, of Fort Myers, Florida and formerly Twinsburg, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2018, in her words “Changed her Address”, surrounded by her family. Sara was born November 9, 1948 in East Cleveland, Ohio a daughter of the late Francis (Frank) E. and Mary Ruth Gates. She had been a resident of Fort Myers for over thirty years coming from Twinsburg Ohio.

Sara was the most loving, caring woman you would ever meet, she will be remembered for her amazing smile, sense of humor, kindness and generosity to others, her love for animals, tennis, game shows, naps, her family, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Sara is survived by her husband of forty years, Peter A. Bancale, of Fort Myers, FL; sisters, Linda R. Gates, of Fort Myers, FL, Susan E. Kraska (Gates) and her husband Ed, of Painesville, OH; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless close friends.

Sara was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ruth Gates.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family services have been planned.

Baldwin Brothers, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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  1. 14 Aug 2018
    Trenna Stitt says:
    Missing you!! Sending love

  2. 14 Aug 2018
    Trenna Stitt lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:43:56 AM

  3. 14 Aug 2018
    Trenna Stitt says:
    I will miss my dear friend and all the wonderful times we had together. I will see you at your new address..loving you

  4. 14 Aug 2018
    Trenna Stitt lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:15:58 AM

  5. 10 Aug 2018
    Diane Grill (Moten) says:
    Sara was one of those special people that I always admired. So sad. Rest now my old friend.

  6. 10 Aug 2018
    Diane Grill (Moten) lit a candle:
    Lit since August 10, 2018 at 8:19:04 PM

  7. 07 Aug 2018
    Tim B says:
    It was truly an honor to get to know and be friends with Sara and her family. She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She will be missed but knowing she’s in heaven is truly comforting

  8. 07 Aug 2018
    Barbara Finocchi lit a candle:
    Lit since August 7, 2018 at 8:51:45 AM

  9. 07 Aug 2018
    Ginny Kay says:
    So sorry for your loss. Sara was such a sweet person when she,her sister Linda and I went to school and church together. I'm so sorry she had to go through such an awful ordeal as she did with that terrible disease. She's at peace now and no more suffering. God Bless her family and friends!

  10. 07 Aug 2018
    Connie mushe lit a candle:
    Lit since August 7, 2018 at 8:06:37 AM

  11. 07 Aug 2018
    Connie mushe says:
    Thoughts and prayers to you Sue and your loved ones

  12. 06 Aug 2018
    Eddie davila lit a candle:
    Lit since August 6, 2018 at 8:07:04 PM

  13. 06 Aug 2018
    Linda Gates lit a candle:
    Lit since August 6, 2018 at 8:15:04 PM

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