John-Hrankowski-Obituary

John M. Hrankowski

Greece, New York

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Hrankowski, John M.Greece: March 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Natalie-Hrankowski; son, David P. Hrankowski; sister, Mary Ann (Donald) Weather; brother, Robert (Patricia) Hrankowski; in-laws, Matthew (Livia) Natalie; beloved nieces and nephews; faithful pup "Baci". John was a...

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What more can be said. John was our friend. There is nothing that can be said here that can describe how important John was in our life. He was the beacon that the crew followed while trying to pull out the truth about the Liberty attack. We were so proud to build the library here in Grafton and have John be such an important part of the effort. We will not say goodbye John, just see you in the future. Make sure you have some of those old movies we each liked.
Love and miss you,

Mary Ann, David and the USS Liberty family,
We have all lost a good friend and great hero. I'll never forget first meeting John when he visited this office and told his story. I had read about Israel's astounding assault on an American ship but hearing about it from this proud gentle patriot made it especially moving. We've lost a great voice for all whose voices are ignored, as well as a selfless friend. I thank God I got to talk to him the day before he died but I'm sad we didn't get...

Anchors Away, My Friend...May you rest in peace. I know you're making the angels around you smile because you had a way of doing that everytime you met someone new. May God bless your family and friends and all who remember you. You will be truly missed.

Mary Ann and family, my condolences. I never met John personally but spoke with him many times, always with great pleasure. John, may the good Lord be always by your side.

Rest in Peace.
Justice for Liberty

I interviewed John for our BBC film Dead in the Water and spent a very happy day with him at his home. His passion and anger for what happened to the USS Liberty came over vividly. I am very sad he has died so suddenly and at such a relatively young age. He must have been a great shipmate.
Peter Hounam

John, you were the greatest. Always fighting for Justice for the Liberty and never having an angry word for a survivor. In Heaven you'll find peace and remain an inspiration for those of us who remain to keep up the fight until Justice prevails

God's speed Ski; may you rest in peace my friend

JOHN, YOU CAN NOW JOIN YOUR SHIPMATES AND SAIL INTO CLEAR BLUE SKY AND SMOOTH WATERS. YOUR KIND SPIRIT AND WORDS WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY SOUL. THANK YOU