Our beloved Charles (Rannie) Randolph Banarsee was born May 28, 1946 in Essequibo, Guyana, South America. Charles (Rannie) slipped away to eternal rest on Sunday 15, 2015 at home. Charles (Rannie) was the eldest son and one of eight children born to Joseph Banarsee and Doreen James-Banarsee. Many knew him as “Rannie” “Nanci” “Banasi”. Within his family and close friends circle he was called Rannie – an abbreviated form of his middle name Randolph. This was to distinguish him from his Uncle who bore the same first name of Charles. Rannie completed secondary school at Demerara High School and attended Cambridge Academy in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. Post completion of his certifications he joined the military. He attended the Guyana School of Agriculture where he received his Degree in Agriculture, 1967. He was a member of the military force for three years. He held the position of Corporal and was responsible for Logistics before becoming the Agricultural Officer overseeing all of the Essequibo Islands. After his tenure with the Guyana Military service, he was employed as an Agricultural Specialist in the Linden School District where he supported the schools' general curricula with a hands-on science program with the emphasis on agriculture. Rannie then migrated to the United States. He was employed by the New York City Department of Buildings as an Electrician and as a Construction Remodeling Manager. He worked in this capacity for 17 years. With sadness Rannie was involved in an accident that resulted in paralysis. Before his unfortunate accident, he was actively involved in and very passionate about sports, especially soccer, cricket. He was an avid Yankees fan. He had a passion for running. Rannie was a creative Chef, he specialized in preparing meals using a variety of organic and rare proteins. He believed in maintaining an optimum physical and nutritional routine even after his unfortunate accident as he still maintained healthy eating habits as well as arm and upper chest exercises. We will miss our dearly beloved Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Preceding him in death were his father, Joseph Banarsee (1997) and his mother, Doreen James-Banarsee (2009).
Left to cherish his memory are –
His siblings: Dr. Shirley Banarsee-Hopkinson, Mrs. Shelia Banarsee-Arjune, Mr. Courtney Lawrence Banarsee, Mrs. Elaine Banarsee-Camacho, Reverend, Pastor Harold E. Banarsee, Mrs. Waveney Banarsee-Joseph, Ms. Claire Banarsee. His Nieces and Nephews, Brothers-in-law, Sisters-in-law, along with their Spouses and Children, Cousins, and wonderful, helpful relatives and friends.
Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Saturday. 3/21/2015 from 9-10 a.m. Funeral Service Celebrated by Rev., Pastor Harold E. Banarsee at the funeral home on Saturday, 3/21/2015 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow the service at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York. fullertonfhny.com