Henry “Hank” Brancato

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Roswell, Ga. — Henry “Hank” Brancato, age 97 years 11 months, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017.  Hank was born to the late Dominick Brancato and Angelina Parisi on January 20, 1920 in Hackensack, N.J. 

In his youth, Hank was a Golden Gloves Boxer and dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance School and later joined the United States Army and served our country in World War II, where he was stationed within the Pacific Theater of Operations. 

After completing his time in the military, Hank returned home and began a family and his career as a golf professional. 

Hank was a Class A PGA golf professional for 60 years.  He played on the PGA tour 2 years and was the Head Professional at Englewood, Bethpage, The Knolls, Rock Hills, and many others.  In addition to this, he was the Head Teaching Professional at the Original Golf School in Mount Snow, Vt. and Crystal River, Fla. for 20 years.

Hank is survived by his four children, David Brancato, Tess Brancato, Karen Gullo, and Elaine DeCarlo, his 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  A graveside service was held in his honor at Georgia National Cemetery on Dec. 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.