The Reverend Canon Francis S. Bancroft, III (Class of 1959), of Wellfleet, MA died June 3, 2012. He served as Vicar and then as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Ridgefield, NJ from 1960 to 2000. In 1981 he he received the Diocese of Newark's Canterbury Award for outstanding service and in 1993 he received the International Lions Club Melvin Jones Award. He served on and chaired the Chaplaincy Committee on Englewood Hospital and was Chaplain to the Ridgefield Police and Fire Departments, the Ambulance Corps, the Lions Club, and various youth organizations. He was President of the Ridgefield Clergy Association.
Since retirement he was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans, MA, as well as the Chapel of St. James the Fisherman, Wellfleet, MA.
He was the husband of the late Janet (Currey) Bancroft, and is survived by one son, Wayne Currey and his wife, Laura Currey, along with a sister, Ann Bancroft, and two grandchildren.