RONALD L. TURNER ST. ALBANS - Ronald L. Turner, age 78, of St. Albans, died peacefully at home on Nov. 25, 2012, surrounded by family, after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend has gone to be with the Lord. Ron was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in Paxton, Ill. Ron was the son of the late Galen and Edith (Teesdale) Turner. Ron was a 1952 graduate of Paxton High School. In 1953, Ron joined the U.S. Air Force as an electronics technician. He retired in 1975 as a tech sergeant. Ron also worked for Superior Technical Ceramics as a kiln operator and for IBM in the maintenance department, where he retired in 1996. Ron enjoyed videotaping events of family and friends, he was an avid reader, and also a Boston Red Sox fan. Ron is survived by his wife of 35 years, Alene (Brault) Turner; his brother, Galen and wife, Suellen, of Ruston, La.; and his sister, Evelyn Turner and husband, Jeremy Nichols of Minneapolis, Minn. He leaves their sons, Timothy and wife, Sheila, of St. Albans, David and wife, Linda, of Highgate, and Paul and wife, Shirley, of Highgate; grandchildren, Shawn Turner, Shannon and Scott McGillis, Timothy Turner II, and Kelly Chastenay, Heather and Denis Dagesse, Cassie and Raymond Rogers III, Tiffany and Lee Trombley, Emily Morris, and Hayley and Kenneth Lawyer. Ron is also survived by his 17 great-grandchildren. He also leaves several nieces and nephews; along with special family members, Lise Brien-Bryce and family; the Gutkopt family; and the Pelkey families. He was predeceased by his parents; and his beloved great-granddaughter, Liberty MacKenzie Turner Lawyer. Ron will be joining his adoring pets, Niki, Sheba, Abby and Sadie. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Julian Sprague, the wonderful nursing staff of the Fletcher Allen Medical Center, Kate Kasowitz and the staff of the Franklin County Home Health Agency. Calling hours will be held at the Brady and Levesque Funeral Home in St. Albans on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. and funeral services will be held at Holy Angels Church in St. Albans on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to his family at the funeral home website: Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's memory to in Burlington or the Franklin County Human Society.

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Brady & Levesque Funeral Home
86 South Main Street St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-2928

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 27, 2012