Paul Charles Turo

Male 1921 - 1987  (66 years)


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  • Name Paul Charles Turo 
    Born 19 Mar 1921  New Centerville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1987 
    Person ID I2639  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Frank Reid Turo,   b. 24 Oct 1885, West Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1949  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Ada Loretta Smith,   b. 2 Oct 1889,   d. 5 Feb 1964  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jun 1917 
    Family ID F3231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sally Viola Kerne,   b. 6 Jul 1924,   d. 1 Jun 2010  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1945 
    Children 
     1. Sharon L. Turo
     2. George Paul Turo,   b. 25 Feb 1949,   d. 3 May 2015  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Paul C. Turo - March 19, 1921 - August 28, 1987. Son of Frank R. and Loretta Smith Turo. Husband of Sally V. Kerns Turo. Married November 2, 1945.

      Newspaper Obituary - Monday, September 7, 1987 Banner Times - Pulaski, New York - Former Sandy Creek Mayor Paul C. Turo - Former Sandy Creek Mayor Paul C. Turo, 66, of 8083 Park Street, died Friday morning, August 28, 1987 at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, following a brief illness. Born March 19, 1921, in the Town of Albion, he was a son of Frank and Loretta Smith Turo. He was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1939 and served in the Army from 1940 to 1945. He was a member of the 1st Division, the "Big Red One," from North Africa through the invasion of France and the German surrender. On November 2, 1945, Mr. Turo married Sally Kerns at Sandy Creek, with her father, the Rev. George L. Kerns, officiating. The couple lived in Pulaski and Richland before coming to Sandy Creek in 1948. Mr. Turo worked in the rail industry for 37 years as an employee of New York Central Railroad, which later became Penn-Central Railroad, and fmally, Conrail. He retired from Conrail in May, 1982 as a traveling representative. Mr. Turo was a member of the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, serving as a lay speaker and church trustee. He was also a trustee of the Oswego County Literacy Volunteers of America and served on the Oswego Housing Development Council Inc.'s board of directors. As a member of the county housing council, Mr. Tura helped create the Creekside Apartments, a housing complex for senior citizens and low-income families, and the Redfield Elementary School housing project. Mr. Turo served as village trustee from 1973 to 1983, when he was elected mayor. He left public office this year. At the time of his death, he was president of the Friends of Ainsworth Memorial Library and served on the board of trustees of the Richland Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Cable Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8534, Lacona. As a member of the now defunct Village Players, Mr. Turo participated in all aspects of Little Theatre production, the highlight his amateur acting career perhaps being his appearance as Mark Twain. The funeral was held August 31 at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Gibbs, pastor, and the Rev. Leland Webster, retired, officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the family plot at Richland Cemetery, Richland. Arrangements were handled by Summerville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ainsworth Memorial Library, Sandy Creek. Surviving are his wife Sally; one son, George R., Troy; one daughter, Mrs. F. Barton (Sharon) Bacon, West Hartford, Connecticut; two grandchildren, Eileen Turo and Kate Turo, both of Troy, and several cousins.