Ronald D. Turner

HILTON, NY — Ronald D. Turner passed away on June 29, 2012, in Penfield, NY, after a long illness, the last two months having been spent at The Shepherd Home.

Ronald was born July 10, 1928 in Cooperstown, NY, son of Kenneth and Kathryn Davis Turner. He was raised in Lee, Oneida County, NY and educated in the West Leyden, Lewis County, school system.

Predeceased by his brothers, Kenneth J., in 1944, and Gary A., in 2008; sister, Marie T. Juby French in 2007. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mariah M. Fox; children, Kathryn (Kent) Smith, Donna (Greg) Sommer, Kevin Turner, Kenneth Turner; grandchildren, Cory White, Mathew Turner; great-grandchild, Zoe White; sister, Nancy T. Nash; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ronald served in the U.S. Marine Corps between 1946-1948, which included a tour of duty in Tsingtao, China. He also served as drill sergeant in Parris Island, SC during the Korean War. He was a retiree from 3M Company in Rochester, NY, after which he and his wife traveled extensively. Besides New York, Ronald lived in Florida and North Carolina.

No prior calling. Services and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Shepherd Home, 1595 Five Mile Line Road, P.O. Box 33, Penfield, NY 14526.

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