January 19, 1927 ~ February 7, 2020

Born in: Hornell, NY
Resided in: Ocklawaha, FL

James H. Turner



Florida:  Friday, February 7, 2020 at age 93.  Predeceased by his parents, Madeline and Howard; sisters, Theresa and Arlene; his loving wife, Dolores; son-in-law, Sandy Ciulla; brothers-in-law, John Young, Richard Simon and Peter McDonnell.  Survived by his children, Diane Ciulla, Jim (Debbie) Turner, Carol (Ralph) Condino, Karen (Paula) Turner, Nancy Turner; sister, Beverly McDonnell; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  James was a WW II Navy Veteran and retired from Eastman Kodak Co.  He lived in Greece N.Y. most of his life with his loving family, enjoying playing euchre and the outdoors.



No prior calling.  His Burial is private in Riverside Cemetery. For more information and to sign James’s online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com

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  1. Karen, I just saw your Dad’s obituary in the paper. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember many a story of your Dad, Mom and family. It is hard when those who we never envisioned being without are not there! I will keep you and your loved ones in my thoughts and prayers. Take care! Debbie Cougler

  2. Karen
    Chuck and I are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Regardless of their age, it is never easy. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Hoping to be able to visit in the near future….
    Love to you in the meantime…
    Chuck and Vita

  3. This man must be a true gentlemen to have children as nice as Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    May he rest in peace.

  4. Karen,
    So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.
    Love always,
    Heather Gaetano

  5. Karen,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Cherish the memories of card playing, time in the islands
    family time on Seneca Lake and all those vacations that you took your mom and dad on.
    He could not have asked for a more caring daughter.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carol Aselin

  6. My heart is heavy these days since the passing of a man who treated me as his own child. For 33 years I called him “Dad” and was so proud when he called me his daughter-in-law for the first time. He knew my mother for a time before she passed and was a gentleman and they both shared a mutual respect………….she would always tell me and Karen, “take care of that man” as she saw him as a protective father figure. He did not get to know my father but seemed to have a real sense of him when he saw the work my father did at our family home……..he always said, ” I sure wish I could have met Tony.” To quote a word from a poem our families came from different “shores” however, in things that mattered such as having respect for family and assuring the feeling that he was a father that would always answer their call when needed. Both he and his beloved wife Dolores gave me the luxury of having two sets of parents………Dad and my dearest Karen taught me the many pleasures of nature and being on or near the water….he even made me a special seat on his inflatable boat!………..We shared soooo many times on vacations, shucking clams and drinking beer and playing too many to count euchre games just laughing and enjoying the spirit family can being to the table.
    The memories will live on in my heart with the firm belief that the spirit lives on. We will all meet again but for now I know he is especially busy reuniting with his long love and great wife and mother of his children Dolores. I am sure my mother will greet him and he will finally get to meet Tony and then say………” I wonder what the poor people are doing.”

    I wish him to rest peacefully now, knowing the good memories will live on and the sometimes hard and long journey of earthly life is over and he is finally “safe home.”…………with much love and respect of course to my Karen and to all of my second family…………….Paula

  7. My love and prayers are with you Karen. Sending you a long distance hug.
    With honor and respect for your loss,

  8. Dear Karen,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much Love,

  9. Karen and Family,
    Our sadness for your loss is a testament to your love of Your father and our friendship with you and Paula. May he Rest In Peace knowing that he and your Mother created a wonderful, funny and generous daughter who makes Euchre fun.
    David and Michele

  10. Karen, I am so sorry to learn of your father’s death. He sounds like a wonderful man, full of humor and love. Paula thought the world of him. It is never easy to lose a parent, and family memories take on a different meaning. Please know that you and Paula are in my thoughts. Sending love to you both.

  11. Karen,
    I’m so very sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hold on tight to every memory you have with your dad. If there is anything you need just give me a call. May you find peace and may your dad rest in peace.
    Love always,
    as well as the girls at Lakeside Cleaning.

  12. Karen and Paula, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your father (in law). I remember many stories that were shared and the good times and memories that were made. Frank and I miss you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Karen and Paula, I’m so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With love and heartfelt sympathy, Terrie Zukoski

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