Ronald D.
Hilton, NY: June 29, 2011, 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 US 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; beside 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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  1. Dad, You gave us all such a ‘normal’ and memorable lifetime full of many valuable lessons and good times. I miss you! Love, Kathie

  2. I will always remember camping, Chicken Man on the radio, your cookies, ‘apple pie and ice cream, please,’ the beehive in the back room, squirrel hunting in the back yard, ice skating in the side yard, eating peas and beans out of the garden across the creek, your voice, your guidance and your strong, but gentle nature. Thank you. You have left a positive indelible mark on this earth.

  3. Mariah, I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You may not remember me but my Mom and I were on an escorted trip to Hawaii with Roberts Travel ions ago. You are forever in my heart as such a fun loving couple who just enjoyed life and all it has to offer. From the places it listed that you lived I think that you and Ron had a wonderful life together filled with many happy memories. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Sue Ritzenthaler Camp

  4. My Dad was a very blessed man. I am honored to be his daughter and thankful for his love, the wonderful memories and all that he taught me…. most of all pureness of heart and a positive attitude. I miss my Dad so much……but I know I will see him again someday.
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Mariah at the school. We had many good times with Mariah & Ron. I have been to see Mariah a couple times. I was shocked to hear about Mariah & Ron.
    They both enjoyed life so much. Ron will be missed. I still can’t believe it.

  6. Our condolences to the family and friends.
    We visited Ron & Mariah in Schroon Lake in 1988. They showed us around the area and we had a nice visit.
    A couple of years later they came out West and stopped to see us.

    He will be missed by all.

    Wayne &Ruby

  7. To dear Ron’s family,
    It was an honor and privilege to get to know Ron and all of you during his stay with us at Shepherd Home. What a delightful man he was and what a great family you are. May many wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Ron. I had the pleasure of working many years with Ron at 3m and we always got along so well . We had fun hunting and bowling together over the years. Al Schickler

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