Robert (Bob) Grant Turano, Sr., 89 of Honesdale, died peacefully at home surrounded by family after an illness.|
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean E. Polley Turano.
Robert was born in Carbondale, son and last surviving member of the Thomas T. and Mary T. Cost Turano family.
He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, he also received his BS from the University of Scranton and MS from New York University.
A World War II veteran of the US Army, he served in the European Theater in the Medical Corp.
He was an officer of Torch Lumber Mill, managing the Furniture Frame Business.
Bob was a member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church.
While serving as President of the Honesdale Catholic PTA, he started the well known Parish Block Party.
He was co-partner of the Fairlane Bowlodrome, and a member and past director of the Honesdale Country Club.
Surviving are his five children, Mary Hamilton and husband Bob of Montgomery Village, MD, Robert Turano and wife Anne of Honesdale, Irene Lagler and husband Jeffrey of Montgomery Village, MD, Randall Turano and wife Catherine of Stroudsburg and Nancy Propst and husband Michael of Honesdale; 15 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 4 sisters: Rosella Torch, Theresa, Mildred Robbins and Irene Grandinetti; 3 brothers Albert, Thomas and William and a grandson, Christopher Turano.
His family would like to thank all of the compassionate caregivers, home health and hospice for their loving care.
As per his request, cremation will be held.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale at 10 a.m.
Interment with full military honors will be in Indian Orchard Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale from 4 to 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harry D. Propst, MD Family Fund or the Wayne Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation Dept., both at 601 Park St. Honesdale, PA 18431.
Published in Wayne Independent on Nov. 16, 2013