James Paul Turner
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James Paul Turner Of Novato died suddenly from a heart attack at age 43 on April 22nd, 2008. He was a very special father, husband and friend, and we miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Turner. Jim leaves behind his mother, Mary Turner, six siblings, many nieces and nephews, his wife Laura, and two sons, Roland and Raymond. Jim was born in Huntington Valley, PA and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. He spent his entire professional life in the actuarial business, most recently working for Kaiser Permanente as Chief Actuary. He loved spending time playing the guitar, singing, and listening to all types of music. News, political programs, and genealogical research were other passions. His fascination for maps and geography resulted in many fabulous vacations with his family. He played on an indoor soccer team. Jim was known for his wit and sense of humor. He attended a men's group regularly and he was very grateful for the love and support he received there, and also from his church family at St. Francis Church. Memorial Service is planned for Monday, May 5th at 1:30 p.m. at Novato Presbyterian Church on Wilson Avenue, with a reception immediately following at St. Francis Church at 567 5th Street, Novato, 94945. In lieu of flowers, Laura asks that donations be sent to St. Francis Church in his memory.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Apr. 30, 2008.
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May 17, 2008
Although I did not know Jim himself, I was good friends with his son, Roland, and wish to express my sadness over his father's passing. Roland, your father was a nice man and I wish you and your family hope.
Jeremy Tran
May 2, 2008
I've been struggling to find the right words to express the sadness I feel from the loss of Uncle Jim. We were close in age, and I always felt like he was more like a brother than an uncle. He gave so much to me over the years, and I wish I could tell him how much he always meant to me.
Michael Reiser
May 1, 2008
I extend my deepest sympathy to Laura, Jim's sons, and to all of Jim's extended family. Jim and I accidentally met on the inter-net while researching the Turner family and discovered that we were second cousins. Even though we only met in person this past January I feel a deep loss. Jim was such a nice man.
Katie Katovich
May 1, 2008
For 10 years I was privileged to work closely with Jim. I saw Jim leading us to a better future he often spoke of. Wise and accomplished beyond his years; he made me better. I miss him. My kindest thoughts to all he touched with his humor, kindness and compassion.
Dutch Siedentopf
April 30, 2008
Though I hadn't seen Jim since high school, I will always remember him as a good-natured, funny and kind person. Though I am shocked and saddened by the loss, memories of Jim will always bring a smile to my face.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Lori Clark
April 30, 2008
It was such a surprise to hear about Jim's passing. I had the privilege of working with and being one of his partners at Milliman. Jim was a very bright actuary who's life ended so abruptly and so surprisingly. My wife Dawn and I extend our deepest sympathy and remember Laura and the boys in our prayers at this difficult time.
David Axene
April 30, 2008
There are no words to describe the void that Jim's passing will leave in the future. Thankfully, so many memories of my past are filled with Jim. Whether things were good or bad, frightening, anxious, exciting, or just fun, Jim's friendship was always a perfict fit.
I'll miss you, my friend.
Carl Kanefsky
April 30, 2008
Well, Jim and I were not real friends, but we did go to school together starting at an early age, so although we didn't really connect as friends, we did know each other for many years and I did want to send my condolences to the family. I've been in touch with many people from CHS and his passing has been brought to my attention from several different people in completely different circles, so please be assured, he is remembered fondly and even some distant acquaintances knew who he was and remember him, and for me I especially remember his humor.
Bethellen Ansill-Keefe
April 30, 2008
Jim was a wonderful human being who added joy & laughter to this world. He will be missed! Thoughts & Prayers are with his wife, sons, mother & friends.
Susannah Vail
April 30, 2008
Jim was a special guy! He always had a smile on his face and was an easy going person. He sent me some pictures of a trip he took to Italy and those pictures definitely captured the love he had for his family and people around him.
Jim Hirschhorn
April 30, 2008
There are no words to express the hole that will be left in the future…Thankfully, so many memories of my past, are filled with Jim. When things were good and when things were bad…Frightening, exciting, anxious, or just fun…Jim’s friendship always fit perfectly.
I will miss you, my friend.
Carl Kanefsky
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