Hector Banda, 60 of South Woodford, London, England died June 8, 2022 in South Woodford, London. He was born February 11, 1962 in Peoria, Arizona to Alberto and Tiburcia Banda.
Hector grew up in Avondale, Arizona and attended Avondale Elementary and Agua Fria High School. He graduated from Trevor G Browne High School. He was appointed by Senator McCain to attend the US Naval Academy where he studied economics. He served and completed flight school and earned his wings. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant for ten years. Upon his departure from the Navy, he pursued his continued his education by attending the University of Florida where he studied finance. He also attended Chartered Financial University, International Finance at American University and obtained his MBA. He worked as a Senior Manager at Doloitte in Washington, D.C. for 17 years, and transferred to London, England and worked as a financial analyst until his retirement.
There are so many ways to describe Hector. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. He was a man with a strong Faith in God, and a generous, loyal, helpful and kind heart. He was full of energy, was a risk-taker, and loved adventures. Though he was humble and honest, he was also fiercely independent and an achiever of many goals. He loved to travel, hiking, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. His passing has broken our hearts, but his memory will live on with us.
Hector is survived by his partner Marian Turner, mother Tiburcia Banda, and sisters Elvira (Robert) Ruiz, Olga Banda, and Irene Banda, and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Alberto Banda, sister Beatrice Gutierrez, and brothers Rudy Banda and David Banda.
A visitation will be held at 6PM, Monday, July 25 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. A recitation of the Holy Rosary and a Funeral Mass is planned, but the date is not confirmed. Once confirmed, the information will be posted. A graveside service will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery on July 26 at 12PM.