Leo Henry "Bud" Lank, 85, of Molino left us early Saturday, February 16, 2013 at West Florida Hospital. He was born in Detroit Michigan on October 24, 1927 to Leo and Eva Lank and grew up in Media PA. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years, Mary Logan Lank, and many beloved friends. Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Richard Lank of Media PA, Robert Lank of Houma LA, daughters, Sydney Sulpizio (Anthony) of Secane, PA and Debra Hodges of Pensacola, FL, grandchildren Anthony Sulpizo (Mackenzie) of Secane, PA, Alicia Schubert (Jim) of Glenolden, PA, Blake Hodges (Christina) of Pensacola, FL and several great-grandchildren.
Leo, or "Bud" as he was known to those who loved him, proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 aboard the destroyer, U.S.S. Furse of which he was a plankowner. Following his military service he began his career with The Chemstrand Corporation in Research and Development, which later became Monsanto. He was employed there from 1947 until his retirement in the early 90's
Following his retirement, he pursued his love of traveling including touring the country extensively. He could also be found playing a round of golf with his friends at Solutia Golf course. He also enjoyed tending to his home and property and visiting his neighbors in the Molino and surrounding community. One of the highlights of his life was attending the Veteran's memorial in 2011. He returned to Florida with a renewed since of patriotism.
The Family of Bud Lank would like to acknowledge Jeanette Barkley for her love, companionship and memories. You meant so much to him. The family would also like to thank his friends in the Molino community for all their help through the years and to Betty Hale, a part of our family since day one.
Services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 1:15 P.M. A Celebration of his life will be held following the service at 2191 Chance Road, Molino Florida.
WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.