SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y.
Rankin, 72, of Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, and Vonn
Road, Largo, Fla., passed away
Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, at the Largo Medical Center,
The funeral will be 11 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home,
Watertown, with Pastor Jeff Smith and Deacon Ed Miller
officiating. Burial with Marine Corps honors will follow in
the Military Cemetery, Sackets Harbor. Calling hours will be
4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the
Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Watertown, a son to Allen and Mildred
Anderson Rankin, he graduated in 1958 from General Brown
High School and attended Morrisville College. He then served
in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965, stationed on the
USS Randolph during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Rankin worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 910 for
over 40 years. While working for IBEW he served as Union
President for many years. John worked on many construction
projects around the country to include the Alaskan Pipeline,
as well as projects in Michigan and Maine.
He was a member of the Watertown Elks, Adams V.F.W.,
Brownville Legion, and played Red & Black Football for
Surviving are his wife of over 20 years, Mary Lou Hurlbut
Rankin; three daughters, Deborah Williams, Adams, Roxanne
(Fred) Doner, Philadelphia, and Dawn Rankin, Watertown; two
step-sons, Lloyd (Paula) Hurlbut, Watertown, and Steven
Hurlbut, Rochester; two step-daughters, Susan Hurlbut, Chase
Mills, Sharon (Doug) Leavens, Gansevoort, N.Y.; 12
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a brother,
George Rankin, Watertown; two sisters Sandra Hemphill,
Yorktown, Va., and Joanne (Johnson) (Robert) Robl, Dexter; many
nieces and nephews.
John was previously married to Marie Miller Rankin, who
Contributions may be made in his name to the Michael J. Fox
Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central
Station, PO Box 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed
& Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.