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Oct. 30, 1943 — July 1, 2021 (age 77)

POLAND — Frederick E. Turner, 77, went to be with the Lord July 1.

Fred was born in Zanesville to parents Charles and Catherine (Helwig) Turner. He was the youngest and last of 10 children.

Fred, his mother and siblings relocated to Youngstown in 1959 following his father's death. He graduated from South High School in 1961.

He joined the United States Navy, serving on the USS Ticonderoga his entire active career. In 1963, his aircraft carrier was stationed off the coast of Vietnam.

He was proud that he was awarded a medal and a ribbon for that service.

After two years active duty, he served in the Youngstown Naval Reserves for six more years.

Through the military, he learned a strong work ethic and punctuality. He was always early for everything.

While in Youngstown, he worked at Martin's Takeout, GM Lordstown and Northside Hospital. Fred started as an aide and worked his way into the respiratory department. He spent the next 25 years as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in various hospitals in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Fred returned to the Youngstown area in 1998, first in New Springfield, then in Poland.

He got a job at Giant Eagle in Boardman. He retired from there in 2016 after almost 18 years.

At the time of his injury, he was so proud that he had no major health problems and was still living independently and driving.

He leaves behind to treasure his memory his niece Lois Martin-Uscianowski (New Springfield); his nephew-in-law Joseph Uscianowski (New Middletown) who became his favorite caregiver;  nephews Andrew Harmon (New Castle) and Denny (Connie) Turner (Fultonham); a great-niece, Amber Uscianowski (New Middletown); and great-nephews Christopher Uscianowski (New Springfield) and Shaun Uscianowski (Salem).

His great-great-nieces Mallory Soles and Kendall Roddy gave him much joy in his last 66 days. He also leaves great-great-nephews Shane Uscianowski and Logan Grizinski.

Fred joins his parents and numerous siblings, including brother Charles (Verlene) Turner, and sisters Genevieve (William) Miller, Jessie Turner, Ruth (William) Martin and Donna (John) Harmon in death.

A celebration of his life will be held at Southside Community Garden, the former site of his mom's home. His ashes will be interned at a ceremony at Rittman National Cemetery.

The Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Southside Community Garden-Youngstown, P.O. Box 258, New Springfield Ohio 44443

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