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Leonard D. Dank

December 21, 1929 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 89)

Leonard D. Dank, 89, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Medical Illustrator

Longtime Cutchogue resident Leonard Dewey Dank died January 25th at his home on Foxrun Farm. He was 89.  The son of George Suleiman Dank and Sarah Ellen Balsam Dank, he was born on December 21st, 1929, in Birmingham, AL. He attended Regis High School in Manhattan and received a BA from Cornell University.  He completed the Medical Illustration School at Mass General Hospital in Boston then worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City before starting his own business in 1959. On Sept. 30, 1961, he married Beryl Jealous at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City.

An active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport, he served in various capacities including terms as co-warden and organized many successful events.  

With his wife, he founded the North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program, a charitable organization which serves well and developmentally disabled horseback riders on their Cutchogue Farm. 

His profession for over 60 years was medical illustration, and he was a pioneer in the field, providing artwork of every aspect of the human body for many textbooks and charts that still adorn doctors’ offices across the country.  In recent years, he created “The Inner Man DVD” a comprehensive volume of Royalty-Free images from his collection.

Mr. Dank was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Beryl Dank. He is survived by his daughter, Mia Jealous-Dank, and her husband Stephen Amiaga of Amityville; His granddaughter Sarah Amiaga; and his sister, Margaret (Terry-Lou) Ham, of Columbiana, Ohio.

The family will receive visitors Friday afternoon, Feb. 1st, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport, officiated by the Rev. Roger Joslin. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible memorial donations may be made to The North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program, P.O. Box 625, Cutchogue NY 11935. (a NYS and Federal 501 c(3) charity)

 

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