Michael J. Banikas (Mike), 88, of Warrenton Virginia (formerly of Tampa Florida and Midland Virginia) passed away on January 31st, 2019 in Warrenton Virginia.\n\nMike was born in Brooklyn, New York on lucky January 13th, 1931. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mike showed his entrepreneurial skills early in life as a child selling paper bags on the street. He was a self made man who accomplished enormous things in his life to include raising a family, starting a moving business, selling cars and RVs, and running a restaurant. He loved to walk the beach with his beloved wife Lou and enjoy the day with family and friends. He was generous with his time, money and laughter.\n\nMike is survived by his children Edward (Mickey) Banikas, Robert (Bob) Banikas, and Toni Duncan; his grandchildren Victoria Conover, Erica Deale, and Heather Banikas; his great-grandchildren Emma Conover, Izabell Conover, Robbie Conover, and Skylar Deale.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his wife Emma Lou Banikas, and daughter Debra (Debbie) Threadgill.\n\nA life celebration will be held on March 30th from 2-4 pm at Hampton Inn, 501 Blackwell Road, Warrenton, VA 20186.