Terry L. Rankin

Terry Lee Rankin, 51, of South Troy, beloved husband of Nicole M. Riel Rankin, was called to take care of a contracting job in Heaven on Saturday, November 13, 2021.


Born in Troy, Terry was the son of the late Dallas J. and Mary Olekoski Rankin and was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1987.


Terry took up working with his parents at a young age and continued on the family contracting business, M.E.R. Contracting, after their passing. He was very gifted and talented in the trades.


Terry loved playing the guitar, hunting, the Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR, especially #6 Mark Martin. He had been a member of the Polish American Club, "PAC" in South Troy.


Beloved husband of 26 years to Nicole, loving brother of Kathleen (Todd) Duncan, Christine (Gavin) Boyer, Dallas J. (Justine Burt) Rankin, Jr., Ann (Hunter) Pugh and Cynthia Rankin, dear son-in-law of Nancy and Ronald Riel, brother-in-law of Terri Riel and Charles Starr, best friend since childhood of Sean Coffey and Brian Amos, also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families as well as his feline companion, Scary-Cat.


Relatives and friends are invited to Calling Hours on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, New York 12182 and to the Funeral Service beginning at 11:30 a.m. by Deacon Charles Wojton, following the calling hours.


Interment will follow in St. Joseph"s Cemetery in Troy.


Terry’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Samaritan Hospital ICU for their loving support and care.


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Hortense and Louis Rubin Dialysis Center, 1850 Peoples Ave, Troy, New York 12180, in memory of Terry L. Rankin.


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