1972 - 2017
After a short battle with liver disease, Banks Albach passed on March 8. At 44 years young, he leaves behind a life full of promise and adventures to come.
Banks was a one-in-a-lifetime rare gem of a person. He was an endlessly curious, serious, hilarious, passionate, intelligent and fearless spirit who forged his own uncharted path through life.
Born in Santa Monica, Banks grew up in Santa Barbara, attending Montessori School through to Santa Barbara City College.
Always engaged in the present and with the world around him, he majored in political science and journalism at San Jose State University and received a master's degree in political science at San Francisco State University.
He is survived by his fiancée Alexis Brash, his parents Tom and Patricia (Benson) Albach, and many friends.
A potluck-style gathering of remembrance will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Leadbetter Beach.