Obituary photo of Claude Rankey%2c+III, Albany-NY
In Loving Memory of

Claude Raymond "Bud" Rankey, III

1950 - 2021
Obituary photo of Claude Rankey%2c+III, Albany-NY
In Loving Memory of

Claude Raymond "Bud" Rankey, III

1950 - 2021

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Service:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Interment:
Memory Gardens Cemetery
983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Colonie, New York
New Comer - Colonie Area (518-456-4442) is assisting the family
Claude Raymond "Bud" Rankey, III Life story video
COLONIE- Claude “Bud” Raymond Rankey III, age 71, passed away suddenly surrounded by his loving family on November 13, 2021.

Born, raised and educated in Colonie he was the son of the late Claude Raymond Jr. and Eileen Rankey. Predeceased by his dear sister Cheri Rankey Weber.

A lifelong resident of Colonie, Bud was called to duty and Honorably served in the Navy during the Vietnam War after which he returned to his roots in Colonie to begin a career with Price Chopper(Golub Corp), serving as a Butcher/Manager until his retirement in 2009.

Bud, a devout family man, was the strong cornerstone of the Rankey household. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather(Pa). In his spare time Bud enjoyed being an avid hunter and outdoorsman, watching his teams play(Yankees and Cowboys), as well as spending his time at the Casino and could often be found with his lucky Nickel and a fresh scratch off.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Ann Rankey (Quinlan); his beloved daughters: Christina (Chad), Lauren (Heather), Nicole (Joshua); siblings: Amazing sisters Claudia Constantino (Angelo), Catherine Hosgood (Robert), Colleen; Cherished grandchildren: Charlie and Calum Plonski, Gavin Roman, Stefanie and Isabelle Rousseau; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours on Monday November 22, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY 12205. All are invited to attend his funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Memory Gardens, Colonie.

Memorial contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. support.woundedwarriorproject.org

If you asked Bud he would say he was a simple man, but the memories he left paint a much different picture.
"The beauty of a memory is that its always there, Like a [Lucky Nickel] in your pocket you can take it anywhere"....

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Service:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00am
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY  12205
518-456-4442
Interment:
Memory Gardens Cemetery
983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Colonie, New York
New Comer - Colonie Area (518-456-4442) is assisting the family

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