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Washington Bancshares CEO dead at 56

Washington Bancshares Inc. Chairman, President and CEO John Gembara died suddenly on Dec. 3, according to an obituary. He was 56.

The Chicago-based bank holding company's main subsidiary is Washington Federal Bank for Savings. S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the bank as the No. 81 performing bank with less than $1 billion of assets for the 2016 full year. For that year, the bank reported $154.9 million of assets and a 19.4% before-tax return on average tangible common equity.