Beloved husband, father, grandfather and medical illustrator
Longtime Cutchogue resident Leonard Dewey Dank died Jan. 25 at his home on Foxrun Farm. He was 89.
The son of George Suleiman Dank and Sarah Ellen Balsam Dank, he was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala. He attended Regis High School in Manhattan and received a B.A. 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 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 North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program, a charitable organization that 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.
Visitors will be received Friday afternoon, Feb. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral service will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport, officiated by the Rev. Roger Joslin. Cremation will be private.
Tax-deductible memorial donations may be made to North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program, P.O. Box 625, Cutchogue NY 11935, a NYS and federal 501(c)(3) charity.
This is a paid notice.