Turner, Sr., Stephen J.
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Stephen J. Turner, Sr., age 90, a lifelong resident of Fairfield, beloved husband of Josephine Ovja Turner, passed away on April 27, 2013 in St. Vincent's Medical Center.
In addition to his devoted wife of 65 years, Josephine, he will be lovingly remembered by his children, Barbara Ciccia, and her husband, Ronald, of Fairfield, Christine Howard, and her husband, William, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Cynthia Lakatos, and her husband, John, of Stratford, Stephen Turner, Jr., and his fiance', Jessica Haber, of Shelton; his grandchildren, Michael Klein, Justin Klein, Gabriel Howard, and Jason Howard; his great grandchildren, Sophia, Lily, Michael, Dylan, Logan, Caitlin, and Kevin. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Barbara Turner, one brother, John Turner, and one sister, Ann Turner.
Stephen proudly served in the United States Army during World War II, and was recognized with the Good Conduct and Victory Medals, as well as having been a POW in Germany. An exceptional talented handyman, Stephen used his skills to own and operated an excavation business and gas station before working with the Town of Fairfield's DPW until his retirement.
A real outdoors man, Stephen cherished the time he could spend with his family and friends while fishing or hunting. Always quick to lend a hand when needed, he will be truly missed by all who came to him.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday 945 AM in the funeral home, and 1030 AM in Holy Cross Church with the Reverend Alfred Pecaric officiating. Interment with military honor will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to:
, 2080 Silas Deane Hwy (2nd Floor), Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2013