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Gerald "Jerry Turner Sr.
September 20, 1938 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Age 85, died on Friday, October 27 at Christiana Hospital.
Jerry was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 20, 1938, to Irving Jarrell and Hilda Catherine (Bramble) Turner in the family home on E. 22nd Street. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Salesianum High School (8th & West) and graduated from Wilmington High School (Delaware Avenue) in 1956. He served in the Delaware National Guard and was honorably discharged from the Army in September 1964. He worked for Electric Hose & Rubber and retired from Chrysler.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Marie (Connor) Turner, his oldest son Jerry and his brothers Irving J. Turner, Jr., Wayne H. Turner and his sister, Vera Ann Silliman.
Jerry is survived by his children and their spouses, Patricia Panariello (Salvatore), Deborah Randolph (Danny) Rose Marie Turner, John Turner (Beth), Christopher Turner, his daughter-in-law, Janet Dery; his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Luke and Christian Randolph, Connor and Nicholas Turner, Molly and Jack Turner; his “bonus” grandchildren, Sam Panariello (Kristen Frano) and Juliana Panariello; and his “bonus” great-granddaughter Samantha Panariello; and many nieces and nephews.
He loved his family, the Eagles, the Phillies, and the St. Elizabeth Vikings – and not necessarily in that order. He never missed an episode of M*A*S*H, loved the WWE and any old Western he could catch on TV. He especially enjoyed visiting Rehoboth Beach, DE or Ocean City, MD and indulging in his favorite snack, Thrasher’s fries.
He has officially left the country (IYKYK) and leaves behind a family that will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2:00-4:00pm at Corleto Latina Family Center, 807 N. Union Street Wilmington, DE 19805
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, 809 S. Broom Street at 10:30 am. on Monday, November 6th.
Interment will be in Delaware Veteran Memorial Cemetery on December 1 at 11:00am.