Douglas N. Turner

Born: Fri., Feb. 6, 1953
Died: Tue., Oct. 8, 2013


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Location: Otterbein United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Location: Otterbein United Methodist Church

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Douglas N. Turner, 60, of Pittsfield passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Warren General Hospital.  Douglas was born February 6, 1953, in Union City, PA. He is the son of the late Omar Eugene and Violet Payne Turner.  

Douglas served in the US Army during the end of the Vietnam War.  While stationed in Europe, he developed a passion for skiing; first learning in Germany and the Alps of Austria.  He was a member of the National Ski Patrol for thirty five years at both the Buckaloons ski resort and Peek 'n Peak ski resort.  For the past 11 years, he had been employed by the Forest Service as a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658, and had been an assistant Boy Scout leader in troop 22 Irvine, PA.  Douglas was also an avid reader and a skilled woodworker.

He is survived by one daughter, Heather Turner, and her fianc√©, David Kaufman, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA, one son, James Turner, Pittsfield, PA; his companion and best friend, Margie Stanger;  four sisters, Elizabeth Holmes, Erie, PA, Lois Turner, Sevierville , TN, Janice Wilcox, Pawleys Island, SC, and Linda Litten, Crisfield, MD; three brothers, David Turner, Pittsfield, PA, Dale Turner, and his wife, Nancy, Pittsfield, PA, and Dan Turner, Meadville, PA; his father-in-law, James R. Johnson, Warren, PA; several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Wife, Molly Johnson Turner, whom he married May 1, 1982, at the First United Methodist Church, Warren; and two sisters, Carol Turner and Margaret Turner.

Friends will be received at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield, PA, on Friday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time, a memorial service will be held there, with Rev. Steve Gruver, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 185 Hospital Drive, Warren, PA 16365; or Boy Scouts of America, 316 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA 16365.

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Paul and Michelle Lasecki
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Todd and Mary Seybert
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Heather and James,

Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man. We will be praying for you to find peace and healing during this difficult time. Sincerely, Todd and Mary Seybert

Judy Clark
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Heather and James,

Our deepest sympathy go out to you at this very sad time. I am so sorry that we won't be able to express our feelings in person, as we will be out of town until Monday. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Judy Clark

Fran & Dan Kenney
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
James and Heather, We are so very sorry for your loss. May each day help in easing your grief and sorrow and eventually fill your void with loving, precious memories. One day at a time.

Norb and Kay Overfield
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
We'll miss seeing Doug in the Ski Patrol Room. It was great working with him. So sorry for your loss.

Gib Mason
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
To Dave and all the Turner famiies,
My condolences go out to you during this sad time.

Dana and Paulette Cindrich
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Heather and James and family,

Our hearts ache with you in your loss. Praying for comfort only God can give at this time.

Bill Schaaf
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
May your loss be softened by the memory of a such a wonderful Father, veteran, scout and ski Patroller. I share your loss as I always counted on his knowledge and guidance in the patrol room and on the hill. My prayers are with you. I will not be able to see you on Friday, but with you in spirit. Bill Schaaf

Barry Stanton
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
To Doug's friends and family: Please accept my deepest condolences. I only recently met Doug as a Patroller myself. With his smile and friendly guidance,he was an absolute pleasure to be around. He will be missed. I am sorry that I cannot attend the service, but please know that you and Doug are in my prayers.

Jeanne Thayer
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Heather, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. May God comfort you and your family.

Guy & Joanne Vanderhoof
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
We are so sorry for your sudden loss.
Unable to attend services tomorrow.
Want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

William & Lola Jewell
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
We were sadden to hear about the lose of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Todd & Laurie (Bundy) Harmon
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
James, Heather and Turner Family,

We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts ache for you! You have our Deepest Sympathy, our Thoughts and our Prayers during this time and in the days ahead!

Angie Icard
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Keeping you and your loved ones in my thoughts and prayers. With the greatest sympathies, may God comfort you during this time.

Mary Neary
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Heather and James, I'm sorry about your Dad. He was a good friend and I enjoyed Patrolling with him over the years. He will be missed as a member of Squad 2 and the rest of the Patrol family. You and the rest of your family will be in my prayers. God bless.

Grace Backstrom
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
Heather and James, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your Dad was a special person and touched many lives during his life's journey.

Mike and Rose Hultberg
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Del VonVolkenburg
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
My sincerest condolences, Doug was a good man and will be missed around the patrol room. I will miss skiing with him every Saturday morning. My prayers are with your family.

Don and Elaine Fryer
   Posted Mon October 14, 2013
Heather and James,

We were so shocked at the sad news. Please accept our sympathy. Your Dad was so much a part of our ski patrol experience for many years. Our Tuesday Night closing parties will not be the same without him. Our prayers are with you. We hope we will be seeing you at the Peak!

Don and Elaine Fryer

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