Seriously? That smile pretty much says it all!!!
Ronald Thomas Jankowski
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 15, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 25, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Venice, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Dad be with us forever...

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father at age 81, in Venice, Florida. Ron was predeceased by his son, Eric Jankowski and his sister, Sonia O'Connor. Left to cherish his memory are his children Don Jankowski (Teri), Lori Jankowski, and Mark Jankowski (Rebecca). His grandchildren, Stephen, Shanna and Brandon will greatly miss Grandpa. Services will be private.

He was cared for kindly by Tidewell Hospice of Venice and Right at Home Healthcare in Venice. We are grateful for all the kindness, compassion and care that was shown to Dad and our family through their support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations 'In Honor of Ronald Jankowski' be made to his chosen charity  www.CITTA.org/donate.

CITTA is a charity run independently through the efforts of Teri Jankowski (Ron's daughter-in-law) and her brother, Michael Daube, Executive Director and Founder. Dad was very proud of all they had created. He has donated kindly to CITTA's projects in the past.

We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lori Jankowski on 25th July 2016

"Missing you today, cant believe it has been a year. My heart feels heavy, so wishing I could see you. Grateful as I go through the memories you created. I know so often you are looking down on us and laughing right along with us!! I miss you Dad, and love you so very much!!!"

This tribute was added by Don and Teri Jankowski on 15th November 2015

"May the winds of Heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you and wish that you were here. Thinking of you on your birthday Dad, we miss you! Love and peace xoxo..."

This tribute was added by Mark Jankowski on 15th November 2015

"Happy birthday dad. We miss you so very much and today as always you are in our hearts and our thoughts. With so much love,
Mark and Rebecca"

This tribute was added by Robin Morgan on 9th September 2015

"What can I say, What a hugger he was before breakfast and before bed I got my hug. Spent one  afternoon talking about Florida and great places to go blasting back to a past that he remembered so glad I could share that with him. Playing farkle and sparkle. He is truly missed, until we meet again my friend."

This tribute was added by Michael Daube on 13th August 2015

"Unfortunately, I was never able to meet you face to face. But following your last year through the people you loved, and loved you, I was able to get a fairly good picture of the person you had become. Warm, Kind, loving, vulnerable. I truly wish we had crossed paths, but knowing the love and care you received in the last year strengthens my faith in family and love itself. Peace."

This tribute was added by Roger, Jean and Mark Durfee on 7th August 2015

"It was so sad to hear your dad went to the Lord.  In your heart you should feel the joy that with all the love you gave him it was possible for him to live another year spending it with his close family. I know with Teri around he did a lot of dancing for which he probably is still doing. He will be sadly missed."

This tribute was added by Rebecca Jankowski on 31st July 2015

"I am honored to be a part of this wonderful family and to see the love and celebration of life surrounding dad this past year. I will miss his sweet smiles, fun personality, and kind heart. With every day, we will miss him and find comfort in the memory of his love."

This tribute was added by Darleen Jankowski on 31st July 2015

"Ron, you were my lifelong friend and father to our amazing children. Words cannot express the years and memories that we have shared. I am thankful for the time we had this last year- to laugh, dance, and appreciate the bond of family. I will miss you but am thankful that you are at peace. With much love always and forever, Darleen"

This tribute was added by Mark Jankowski on 31st July 2015

"My Dad was always the the strongest person I knew. Even throughout the last year when he was experiencing health difficulties, he would manage to smile, laugh, and crack his one line zingers. He was an amazing father to me, always supportive, and showing pride in whatever my accomplishments were. A very humble man with a true heart of gold for anyone who got to know him. He lived his life the way he wanted to, which I've always admired and respected.

I am truly grateful to have spent time with him this last year, and for him being the reason our family is stronger than ever. I will truly will miss hearing him tell me stories I never got tired of listening to and hearing him laugh at life's humor. There will always be a special place in my heart for him, and many cherished memories I will never forget.

I love you Dad"

This tribute was added by Lori Jankowski on 31st July 2015

"I am grateful to have been able to call you My Dad! I thank you for all of your love and support you have provided me through the years. You were a great provider, as well as a teacher. When I look back on my life, many of the admirable qualities you had, they are very present in my life today, and I thank you for teaching me those qualities.

One of the greatest gifts I have been able to experience with you was watching you with your grandchildren! The amount of pride and unconditional love you had for them. How you would laugh, that memorable laugh, as they did goofy things. Enjoyed watching you enjoying the moment.

My greatest memory will always be this entire last year. Although struggles with illness, you had always remained grateful, accepting, loving, and open to life's lessons. You brought the entire family together, we shared so many wonderful moments together, dancing signing, playing games, and sharing of stories that created our family. Thank you so very much for the individual talks you had with Don, Mark and I. I know for me, that was the most cherished moment in my life with you.

I know you are at peace now, and I thank God for that! I will miss you terribly, and will always remember the wonder gift God gave me, my DAD!

Love Always, Lori"

This tribute was added by Martha Martin on 31st July 2015

"Saddened to hear about your Dad. I am glad he was able to connect with his family and enjoy this past year. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Don and Teri Jankowski on 28th July 2015

"We are honored to have been able to be with Dad through this last year. We laughed, we danced, we grew stronger than ever as a family. Each day was precious, filled with sharing special moments. We will miss him, and we will cherish our memories together forever."


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