O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222
john@orourke-orourke.com

David S. Bander

Mr. David Bander, 51, of Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY died unexpectedly at home Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Born June 2, 1968 in Providence, RI, he was the son of Shirley Whitis Heyen of Pahrump, NV and the late David Bander.

He had been employed with Seneca One Stop for over nine years and previously had been employed with Snyder, Inc. as a driving trainer and over the road driver for over twenty years.

He enjoyed the outdoors, kayaking, being with friends and family, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Sabres fan.

Surviving are: his longtime companion, Kimberly A. Emerson, Salamanca, NY; two sons, Jason Barber, Esparto, CA, Steven Bander, Niagara Falls, NY; two daughters, Lisa (Nate Phillips) Maerten, Sanborn, NY, Carmen Maldonado-Larkin, Rochester, NY; an adopted daughter, Kristina Gassman, Salamanca, NY; several other adopted brothers and sisters; 15 grandchidren; two sisters, Alberta (Roger) Burke, Christiansburg, VA, Sarah (Michael) Henderson, Carleton, MI; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the American Legion, Salamanca, NY at 1pm. Bring memories of Dave to share, there will be no formal service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240, Oishei Children’s Hospital, 818 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY, or the Make A Wish Foundation, 100 Sylvan Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14228.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.