Leo T. Rankowitz

Montville - Leo T. Rankowitz, 83, of Oakdale, died Friday, March 22, 2013.

He was the husband of Joan (Petrone) Rankowitz, and was born in Norwich, son of the late Stanley and Bertha (Mackiewicz) Rankowitz. Mr. Rankowitz was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean war.

He was employed at Pfizer Co. until his retirement. Mr. Rankowitz was a member of the Norwich Elks Lodge 430, the American Legion Post 4 of Norwich, and the Westbrook Fish and Game Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Joan Rankowitz of Niantic. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Rankowitz) Davis and her husband, Jarah, and Brett Rankowitz; as well as three great-grandchildren, Landon, Hailey,and Jackson.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley, Joseph, Charles, and Louis; and his sister, Bertha.

Funeral Services and burial will be private.

Memorial Donations in his name may be made to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

The Labenski Funeral Home Norwich has charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Day on Mar. 24, 2013