OSWEGO, NY – Thomas M. Turner, 76, a resident of 150 E. First St., Oswego, passed away on Friday March 15, 2013, at his home.
Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late George and Jane (Fitzgerald) Turner.
He attended St. Paul’s School and Oswego High School.
He was employed by the General Electric computer department in Syracuse, General Dynamics in Rochester and Honeywell International of Syracuse.
His employment took him and his family to Samsun, Turkey and Hof Salle, Germany before settling in Liverpool (Bayberry) for 30 years.
Mr. Turner was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1955-1959.
Tom loved everything Irish. He loved the people, the music and the beauty of the country. He was a true Patriarch of our heritage.
He was 53-year member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.
A scholarship has been instituted in Tom’s name for the St. Patrick Project to support the education of priests.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Kathleen Kelly of Oswego; three children, Michael (Donna) Turner of Durham NC, Sally Turner of Syracuse, Kelly Turner of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Timothy Seib, Sarah Seib, Erin Turner, Matthew Turner, Victoria Turner, Elizabeth Turner and Ian Turner; two brothers, James (Kathleen) Turner of Orchard Park, NY, and George “Bud” (Judy) Turner of Exton Pa.; three sisters, Jane (Vic) Sozzi of Phoenix NY, Ellen (Murray) Gould of Syracuse and Margaret (Michael) Fitzsimons of Janesville WI.; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial services celebrating Tom’s life will be held on June 14 at 1 p.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael J. Carmola officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., prior to the service.
Burial will be in St.Peter’s Cemetery immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego NY 13126 or the Pregnancy Care Center, 140 W. Utica St., Oswego N.Y. 13126.
We invite any family or friends to join together at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Oswego High School on the evening of June 14 after the service.
We will be honoring Tom with a show of support at the event.
Relay for Life of Oswego http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr-id=49347