Gloucester — Edward Lewis Turner, age 94, of 74 Mount Pleasant Ave., East Gloucester, died peacefully on October 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Sarah Holmes Turner.
Ed was born in Gloucester on December 28, 1918, to the late John Raymond Turner and Jessie Perriway Turner.
Ed graduated from Gloucester High School and attended Northeastern University. During WWII, he served in the United States Army as Technical Supply Specialist, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant.
He started his career as a Purchasing Agent at Gorton's of Gloucester and later joined Badger America as Vice President of Purchasing from which he retired. Ed's many community activities included Trustee of Curry College, Director of Gloucester Co-Operative Bank, Vice President Gloucester Community Pier Association, Director of Y.M.C.A. and a founding member of the Gloucester Housing Authority. In addition, he achieved the rank of 4th Degree in The Knights of Columbus. A lifelong resident of Gloucester, he was devoted to his family.
Ed and Sarah spent many winters in Sun City, Florida. They traveled extensively and especially enjoyed cruises. Edward is survived by his children and their families, Rosalyn Ideus and husband, Robert, of Houston, TX, predeceased by his grandson, Keith Cruzan; Patricia Gomez and husband, Odillo, of Cooper City, FL, and granddaughters, Marisa Gomez and Elizabeth Gomez; SarahJane Elsinger and husband, George, of Washington Crossing, PA, and step-grandchildren, Deborah Elsinger and husband, Fred, of Shrewsbury, NJ, Dr. Richard Elsinger of Colts Neck, NJ, Karen Pease of Whiting, NJ, step-great-granddaughters, Jaclyn, Samantha and Taylor, Barbara Romano and husband, Albert, of Jackson, NJ, Robert Elsinger and wife, Lisa, of Manalapan, NJ, step-great-grandson, Steven; Kenneth Elsinger and wife, Colleen, of Millstone, NJ. Predeceased by his daughter, Jeanne Linehan of Gloucester, granddaughter, Megan Linehan of South Borough, MA; Edward Turner of Washington D.C.
ARRANGEMENTS: Private funeral services were held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester and the internment was held in Beechbrook Cemetery.
For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.