Michael Ranney Jr

Michael Ranney Jr.

January 24, 1935 - July 25, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Michael Ranney Jr.

Michael J. Ranney, Jr. passed away on July 25th, 2022, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Michael was born on January 24th, 1935, to Michael J. Ranney and Ida Marie Morse.

The family lived on New York Street in Lockport until they built a home in The Rapids. Michael went to Akron High School where he starred in football, basketball, and baseball. He was awarded nine varsity letters and pitched a no hitter versus Clarence High School.

He attended Erie Community College and graduated with an associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Mike was a Senior Design Engineer at General Motors retiring in 1995 after a 42 year career.

Always an athlete, during his adult life he hunted and played in softball and bowling leagues. After retiring, he was a member of several golf leagues earning the nickname, "Down-the-middle-Mike". To anyone that knew him, it goes without saying, he was an avid Bills fan.

However, his true passion in life was spending time with his family and friends. He was admired for his generosity and kindness. He set the bar for what every man should aim to be.

He is survived by his children Michael H. (Toni), Brian (Tracy) and Lynn McCane (Kevin F). He was predeceased by two sons, Stephen and Timothy. He is also survived by one sister Christina Moyer, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren Brandon, Hannah, and Brian T. Ranney, Julia, Erin, and John W. McCane and was a loving "Papa" to many. He is also survived by his dearest of friends Carole Hamilton and Trish and John Haenle.

Friends may call Friday, July 28th from 3-7PM at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, where funeral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday. Internment in Cold Springs Cemetery.


  1. Mary Ann Quirk on July 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Brian & Monk,
    Was sorry to hear of your dads passing.
    Thoughts and prayers are with all the Ranney’s.
    In Christ,

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