Obituary

Ralph Turner

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Ralph Harold Turner, 100, of Oberlin, passed away April 16, 2017, at Kendal at Oberlin Health Center after a long illness.

He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on June 21, 1916. He worked at Oberlin College department of psychology from 1947 to 1979 and served as department chair from 1959 to 1970. He was a member of the Oberlin Unitarian Fellowship and had many interest in sciences from astronomy, zoology, cosmology, and semantics. He enjoyed big band music, jazz, old movies based on musicals, and comedies. He also enjoyed all activities at Kendal and was involved with presenting the golden oldie movies, discussion groups, and woodshop activities.

He is survived by his nephews, David and James Hollister. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mildred Turner; wife, Louise Turner; and sister, Eleanor Hollister.

There will be a private burial at Westwood Cemetery. Cowling Funeral Home Inc. of Oberlin handled all local arrangements.


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Published in The Oberlin News Tribune from May 25 to May 26, 2017