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TURNER, John A., M.D.
March 25, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2014
John A. Turner, 88, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to John A. and Bessie Turner, brother of Ronald D. Turner. Both John's father and brother died very young at 50 and 49, respectively, so his family is tremendously grateful that he had a long and happy life.

John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Turner; son David Turner of Sacramento, daughter Nancy Martinucci and son-in-law Matthew of Walnut Creek; grandchildren Dillon Turner, Madeline and Alexandra Martinucci; sisters-in-law Donna Eggertson of Toronto, Canada and Mavis Turner of Winnipeg, Canada and children.

John served overseas in the Canadian Army in WWII. John graduated from University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba, School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Radiology at Harvard University, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA.

John and Betty moved to Sacramento in 1957 when John became a partner with Radiological Associates of Sacramento where he worked as a Radiologist for over 15 years. John then served as Director of Radiology for the CSUS Student Health Center where he worked until his retirement.

'Papa' will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He loved being a 'DEKE' during university, swimming at the YMCA, vacationing in Mexico, our little house at Dillon's Beach, Charlie the Bus, and playing a mean game of cribbage. He was a gentle, kind, generous man, a true gentleman, who had a great sense of humor and a life-long love for animals. One of his favorite times in life was serving on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Zoo.

Our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to John Nasui and the wonderful staff at Splendor of Carmichael who took amazing care of Papa during his two months there.

A private celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorial donations may be made in John's name to the Sacramento Zoo. Messages can be made at
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 26, 2014
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