Wayne L. Bancroft

MECCA – Wayne Leland Bancroft, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born July 6, 1941, in Nelson Township, a son of Viola Emma Short and Wayne Lancelot Bancroft.

Wayne served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from General Motors-Packard Electric.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle L. Blauser of Fredonia, Pa.; two sons, Leland W. Bancroft of Elkton, Md., and Darrin T. Bancroft of Mecca; a sister, Claudia Bancroft of Cortland; a brother, William Bancroft of Cortland; his longtime girlfriend, Cheri Bancroft of Brookfield; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a sister.

No public services will be held. Arrangements were handled by Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman.