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Fred Turner

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Fred Turner 1918 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Fred Turner, 93, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born on Aug. 7, 1918, in Burnley, Lancashire County, England,Fred was the son of Joseph and Harriet Ellis Turner. He was predeceased by Audrey, his beloved wife of 60 years; brother and sister, Harold Turner and Ivy Dunn; twin great-grandsons, Turner and Hunter Jameson, and his niece, Rita Colter. Fred is survived by his only child, Carole Garstang, and her husband, Collin, and his granddaughter, Meghan Jameson, and her husband, Matt, all of Phoenix. He also leaves a brother-in-law, Joseph Dunn, and a niece, Marjorie Hubbard, both of Pittsfield, and a nephew, Bernard Dunn, and his wife, Anne, of Cummaquid, Mass., plus many great-nieces and nephews. Fred served in the British Army for six years during World War II and was a veteran of the Battle of Dunkirk. He immigrated to Pittsfield in 1948, briefly worked at General Electric Co., and then Eaton Paper Company/Shaeffer Eaton for 30 years. He was a member of the Crescent Pittsfield Lodge of Masons where he served as a Master in 1970 and 1980. He was also a 32nd Knight Templar. Fred and his wife, Audrey, retired in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in 1980. They happily lived there until Audrey's passing in 2001, when Fred then moved to Troy, Mich., to live with his daughter, Carole, and son-in-law. In 2011, Fred, Carole and Collin moved to Phoenix to live in the sun! FUNERAL NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Fred Turner may be made to the Crescent Pittsfield Lodge AF & AM c/o Steven B. Jackson, PO Box 1558, Lanesboro, MA 01237 or any Humane Society/Animal Rescue organization with donation notification to Carole Garstang, 2811 E. Constance Way, Phoenix, AZ 85042. All funeral services will be private. Please visit www.resthavenpark.com to sign the guest book.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 12, 2012
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