June 2, 2021
Nancy Marion Ranck Lee, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on Longboat Key, Florida on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, after a long illness. Nancy was an entrepreneur and pioneer in management consultancy to many companies and an author of two books, Targeting the Top (1980) and The Practice of Managerial Leadership, 2nd Ed. (2017). She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, mentor and friend to many. Nancy was born in Yonkers, New York on October 31, 1932. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Marion Ranck and her brother Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Ranck. Nancy graduated from Eastchester High School in 1950 and with honors from Cornell University in New York in 1953. She was an exchange student to Norway while in high school. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Fred Mackenzie; two sons, John Gregory Lee (Maryana) of Barcelona, Spain and Paul Lee (Melissa) of Tampa, FL; grandsons, Thibault Paillier, Alexander and Rafael Lee; a sister, Linda Rickabaugh (Dean) of Monck’s Corner, SC; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Nancy was an extraordinary woman. After university, she worked as an executive for Macy’s and Josiah Wedgewood and Sons, Ltd. in New York. She formed her company, Requisite Organization Associates, and served as management consultant to numerous companies. She lived in Chicago, IL, Duluth, MN, and Newton, MA before settling in Florida. Nancy was a world traveler. She loved opera and ballet and was a voracious reader. She was passionate about her family and friends and had a generous and giving spirit. She enthusiastically mentored others all her life and was proud to mentor women as managers. A Requiem mass to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11:30 am at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, FL. The mass will be live-streamed from the church website, redeemersarasota.org, and a reception will follow in Gillespie Hall at the church. Interment will follow on a later date at Ranck’s United Methodist Church in New Holland, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory are suggested to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (nami.org) or your favorite charity.
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