2012-02-09 / Obituaries

G. Henry Turrell, Jr.

February 2, 2012

G. Henry Turrell, Jr. G. Henry Turrell, Jr. G. Henry Turrell, Jr., 95, well-known Wyalusing resident, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing.

Born Dec. 25, 1916 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late George Henry, Sr. and Margaret Clark Turrell. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in the Class of 1934, and then went on to Cornell University for engineering. He married the former Ellen E. Murphy of Wyalusing in the fall of 1967; she predeceased him in 2004. Henry assumed responsibility for running his family’s dairy farm in Sugar Run after the passing of his father. He took great pride in the fact that his herd was made up of registered Holsteins. He was very active in the Republican Party, supporting candidates at the local, state and national levels.

Henry was a member and a deacon at the Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, then transferred to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church after getting married. He was a life member of the Pennsylvania Society, served as the Bradford County Republican Committeeperson representing Wyalusing Borough, a member of the Westmoreland Club, a member of the Guthrie Healthcare System Board of Trustees, and the Dairymen’s League. He was a founding member of the Wyalusing Municipal Authority and a past director of Peoples State Bank. Henry was a 60-year member of the Kingston Lodge #395 F.&A.M. and a 50-year past master having served in 1961, a member of Shekinah Royal Arch Chapter #182, Wilkes Barre, a member of Dieu Le Veut Commandery #45 Knights Templar, Wilkes Barre. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree, Valley of Bloomsburg, Bloomsburg, and Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas.

Surviving are his nephews, Richard H. Turrell, Jr. of Hillsborough, NJ and David Turrell of Tequesta, FL; caregivers, Chris Turrell of Tunkhannock, Richard Robinson of New Albany and several cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, R. Clark Turrell in 1937, Richard Turrell in 2007 and Edwin (Ted) Turrell in 2008.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

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