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Jeremy Rankin

August 3, 1985 — January 24, 2020

Our most beloved Jeremy David Rankin cast aside his earthly bonds, and ran along into the freedom and presence of Jesus, January 24, 2020, in Hartford, CT.

He was kind, loving, smart and self-giving, and funny with a quick smile and dry humor always at the ready. His joy was in blessing others, from his family on outward, and was also an avid Red Sox fan. In the face of his illness, he did not complain but only focused on the good at hand. A graduate of Simsbury High School, Jeremy was a top student studying political science at the University of Connecticut, aiming for law school and service as a public defender, with deep interest in the Innocence Project.

Born August 3, 1985 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Jeremy is survived by his parents, the Rev. John Clifford and Nancy Gordon Rankin of Simsbury, CT; his brother R. Chad Rankin, and wife Christiane, her children, Gustavo, Alana and David, and their son Evan, of Southbridge, MA; his brother, the Rev. Stuart J. Rankin, and wife Maike, and their children, Hannah, Phoebe and Noah, of Flensburg, Germany; his sister Brittney A. Rankin of Simsbury, CT; his uncle Douglas M. Rankin, and wife Ann Reynolds, and their sons, Will and Ben; his aunts Dr. Linda A. Rankin and Deborah L. Rankin; his aunt, Barbara G. Hummel, and her daughter Kristen H. Addonizio, with husband Craig, and their son James; his uncle David W. Gordon, and wife Jean, and their daughters Taylor, Kelsey and Megan; Jeremy is pre-deceased by his niece Ellie V. Rankin (daughter of Chad and Christiane).

O Jeremy, O Jeremy, how we love and miss you! We pine for our reunion in the resurrection.

The Memorial Service and a Celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m., at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 124 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT. Donations may be made in Jeremy’s name to the church, and they will be directed to the Innocence Project.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Covenant Presbyterian Church

124 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070

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