In Memoriam: Former Campbell EFCU President/CEO and NJCUL Board Member Martin Banecker Passes, Services to be Held Saturday

MEDFORD, N.J. – Martin J. Banecker, a prominent figure of the credit union industry and movement and dedicated family man, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the age of 66, surrounded by his loving family. Banecker was the former President/CEO of Campbell Employees Federal Credit Union for 25 years and served on the NJCUL Board as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Advisory Council.

Marty was born in Camden, N.J. and was a graduate of Haddon Township High School. He attended Rutgers University on a full scholarship, graduating with a BA in Economics. He completed the Executive Development Program at Stanford University.

Marty began his career as a National Credit Union Administration principle examiner for eight years in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. He worked at Campbell Employees Federal Credit Union for 30 years, serving as President/CEO for 25 years. While there, he helped grow a small credit union with $18 million in assets to one with $166 million in assets. Marty also lobbied for credit unions in Washington, D.C., often chasing down members of Congress. 

Marty is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Banecker, and his two sons, Andrew and Daniel (Jennifer); and his future granddaughter, Emilia. He is survived by his siblings Kathleen Greener (Raymond), Frank Banecker (Loretta), Thomas Banecker (Debra) and Gerard Banecker (Roseann). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

More than professional accomplishments, he was proud of the life he had built in Medford with his family; a true family man. Marty was home from work every night around 5 p.m. to spend time with his family. He coached his two sons in soccer and baseball when they were young.

Though outwardly he appeared all business, he had a good sense of humor, was a true friend, a born leader, and an inspiration to many. He enjoyed going to the beach in Surf City, golfing, hiking, and doing home improvements. He would very much like the Eagles to win the Super Bowl this year.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 18, 2017 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, One Hartford Road, Medford, NJ. Visitation precedes the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Memorial contributions in memory of Martin J. Banecker may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, One Hartford Road, Medford, NJ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lechner Funeral Home, Medford, NJ.

The full obituary was published in the Courier-Post on Nov. 15, 2017, and is available here.