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Ronald Melvin Rankin passed away on November 14, 2017 after a long illness in Daytona Beach Florida.
He was born in Gardiner on September 11, 1930, the son of Alvin and Dorothy (Boudway) Rankin. He is survived by his brother, Wayne Rankin and his wife Gerrie Rankin, of Manchester, Me and his children; Rae-Ann Beltz of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, Rhonda Fisher of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Ronald Douglas Rankin of Sioux City, Iowa.
He was fortunate enough to be survived by 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1948. Ronald served four years in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service he went to work at Pratt and Whitney Co. in Connecticut, later leaving Connecticut to move to Florida in order to be closer to his family.
A burial service will be held Saturday, June 30th at 11am in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Hoe 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner