Elwood (Woody) A. Turner Sr., 72, of Pittston passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 7, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Roszella (Rose) Berger Turner. Wed on March 16, 1963, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
Born in Moosic on May 21, 1941, son of the late Elwood S. and Beatrice Griffiths Turner, Elwood was a U.S. Army
veteran, honorably discharged after earning the rank of sergeant.
After working as a tree surgeon for Jaflo Inc., Elwood worked as a truck driver for many years and as an owner/operator prior to his retirement.
A member of the Amateur Radio Club, he was a ham radio operator since he was 14 years old. An outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was also a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan who enjoyed attending local baseball games. A guitar player, he enjoyed listening to classic rock 'n' roll. Elwood adored his family, who loved him deeply and will be forever missed.
He is survived by his children, Elwood Turner Jr. and wife, Robin, Carl Turner, Michael Turner and wife, Donna, Dawn Winsock and Sandra Turner, all of Pittston; sisters, Sally Kane, Tunkhannock; and Edna Chadwick, Stillwater, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Carl Berger and wife, Marie, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Larry Kelly, Saylorsburg; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Sisters, Arlene Kelly and Nancy Turner, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to extend their appreciation to the staffs of both Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital's PCU and Henry Cancer Center, as well as Celtic Hospice, for all of their care and kindness.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St., Avoca, to be conducted by the Rev. Larry Miller.
Interment with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow in Langcliffe Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com
for directions or to leave an online condolence.