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Obituaries

November 24, 2012

John H. Turner Jr.

John H. Turner Jr.

WORCESTER — John H. Turner Jr., 46, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

He was born Jan. 21, 1966, in Huntington, the son of John H. Turner Sr. and Jacqueline (O’Brien) Turner.

John and his family moved to Worcester in 1972. He was a graduate of the Worcester Central School Class of 1985. John attended an auto body repair technical school in Connecticut. He enjoyed detailing cars, painting homes, gardening and lawn care. He was a jack of all trades. John also enjoyed working with his brother, Michael, who owned Karker Tree Service. John had a generous and loving heart and was always willing to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his parents, John and Jackie Turner of Worcester; sister, Shannon and husband, Christian DeLuca of Yorktown, Va.; nephew, Michael Turner Jr. “Moe” of the United States Air Force; niece, Alyssa Paige Turner “Ali” of Maryland; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Patti Ortolani, Jim and Jule Turner and Tim and Maryann O’Brien; cousins, Amy and John “BJ” Seuberth, Seth and Jamie Ortolani, James Turner, Jason and Seema Turner, Tara Turner, Melissa Hultz, Lacey and Zach McQuinn and TJ and Kat O’Brien; Shelley and Bob Putnam and family, Bridget and Jack Kenney and family, Ed and Jenn Kenney and family, Colleen and Andy Cardone and family; “uncles,” Joe Brennen Alton Makley and Marv Parshall; lifelong friend, Kenneth Robinson and his son, (John’s godson), Corey; special friends, Penny and Guy Hults and Tina Eichler and family.

He was predeceased by his brother, Michael J. Turner; grandparents, John and Dorothy Turner and George and Edna O’Brien; and an aunt, Michelle Kenney.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with a funeral service starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester, with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the East Worcester First Responders, P.O. Box 781, East Worcester, NY 12064 or the Worcester Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 191, Worcester, NY 12197.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.

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