William T. Rankin

William T. Rankin, Jr.

November 21, 1929-March 2, 2019

Highland Mills, NY

William T. Rankin, Jr. passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. He was 89 years old. Son of the late William T. Rankin, Sr. and Catherine McLaughlin Rankin, he was born November 21, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY.

William was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country from 1951-1952. He was a retired Banquet Manager at the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan and worked at several local hotels prior to finishing his career with St. Agatha's of Nanuet, NY.

Survivors include his wife Joan Rasmussen Rankin, at home; his sons: William Rankin, III and his partner Jennifer Cruz-McLean of Nyack, NY, Edward Rankin and his wife Christina Paige of West Hartford, CT, Robert Rankin of Montgomery, NY; his daughters Jo-Anne Rankin and her husband John Williams of Vernon, CT, Linda Rankin and her husband Joseph Kurpel of Chester, NY; his sister Jeanne Schaumburg of Fishkill, NY; grandchildren: Claire, Todd, Ashley, Jennifer, Daniel and his fiancée Cristie, Scott, Lindsay, Robert, and Emily, as well as many nieces and nephews. William was predeceased by his son Peter Rankin, his brothers Owen and James Rankin and his sister Kathryn Mulligan.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Chapel Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7th in the Funeral Home followed by interment in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.