Joseph Daniel Rank
September 24, 2008- August 25, 2022
Joseph Daniel Rank, 13, beloved son of Angela and Daniel Rank, passed away August 25, 2022. Joseph was born September 24, 2008 in Prince Frederick, and was raised in Sunderland. He attended Cardinal Hickey Academy in Owings from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, and Rockbridge Academy in Crownsville from fifth through seventh grade. Joe was looking forward to entering eighth grade at Rockbridge Academy and playing football. He loved sports, especially football, and had played with the Owings Outlaws and currently the Huntingtown Hurricanes, always wearing jersey number 55. He had also played lacrosse, baseball, and basketball. He enjoyed playing trombone, his X Box, video games, woodworking, reading, especially American and world history, and had recently completed a hunting safety course and was looking forward to being able to hunt. He was very patriotic and had won a Patriots Pen Award from the V.F.W. Joe was very religious and had been an Alter server at Jesus the Divine Word Parish. He loved reading the Bible and learning Latin, was very pro-life, and had participated in several marches with the March for Life movement.
Joseph was preceded in death by his grandfather Timothy White. He is survived by his mom and dad, Angie and Dan Rank, his sister Maria Rank, grandparents Beverly White and Jim and Charlotte Rank, and is the nephew of Christine “Tia” Boyd, Martin and Leigh White, Elaine Burnham, Jeanette Dunn, Wayne Rank, Maureen Frederick, and Marsha and John “Moe” Higgs. He is also survived by many cousins, friends, and classmates.
Joe’s family will receive friends on Wednesday August 31 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday September 1, at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Benedict, MD. Interment will follow the Mass at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish Cemetery in Owings.
Expressions of sympathy in Joe’s memory may be made to Students for Life of America via the Contributions link below.
Thursday, September 1, 2022