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TURRO--Nicholas John, age 74, of Tenafly, NJ passed away on November 24, 2012 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved husband for 52 years of Sandra (nee Misenti). Loving father of Cynthia Turro Harty (Dr. James) and Claire Turro Styrbicki (Thomas). Adored grandfather of...

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We are all philosophers in the making, provided we have enough time to reflect upon life. While traversing memory lanes eight years after Nich(k)’s departure, his unique nickname weaves the frames of a cinematic serial episode morphing into a feature movie that he himself would have loved to call as “Photochemistry: A Movie,” probably, the name of another monograph that he would have assembled from the mechanistic pathways and...

Dear Sandy
I learned of Nick's passing from Lenny Fine- who thought the world of Nick as you know. I remember both of you very well from our brief overlap at Wesleyan in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Nick was an amazing person and I fully remember thinking when he went off to Cal Tech and started work there that if he doesn't make it-- there was no hope for the rest of us----but of course, he made it big-time in research and teaching and created a great legacy in photochemistry and...

I am very sorry to hear of Nick's passing. I had the pleasure of collaborating with him and his group as a graduate student and he was a wonderful individual as well as scientist. My deepest sympathies to the Turro family

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Dear Sandy,

Please accept our deepest condolences. Nick was part of our family. More than a teacher, he was a great human being. We will always cherish the memories we had together.

Ahmad and Banou Yekta
London, Ontario

Dear Sandy,

I was shocked to hear about Nick's passing. A great teacher, scholar and I will always cherish my association with him and you at Columbia during my days at Ciba. May God bless his soul and give you and your family strength during these difficult days.

Ravi Ravichandran


I am truly sorry. Dr. Turro was a great PI and I will miss him very much. Please extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you all find the strength and courage to get through the days ahead.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you,

Juliana Agudelo

Dear Sandy and Turro family,
I was so sorry to hear of Nick's death. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. He was a great scientist and a great guy.