Obituary of Jeffrey Turner
Jeffrey Miles Turner was born November 17, 1956 at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, MO to Sally Inez (Renick) and Ernest Claire Turner. He grew up in northern Virginia. Jeffrey died suddenly at home on April 18, 2018. He is survived by Antoinette Joy (Ganci) Turner, his wife of almost 40 years; his son David Jeffrey Turner, his wife Kelli and their sons Samuel, Daniel and Isaiah, with one on the way; his daughter, Sarah Alisa Turner; as well his brother Bradley Ernest Turner and many relatives and friends, all whom he loved with all his heart.
There will be a visitation/wake for Jeff Turner on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 4pm - 8pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home located at 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie NY.12603
A celebration of Jeff's life (funeral service) will be held Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:30AM at the New Beginnings Alliance Church located at 35 De Garmo Rd. Poughkeepsie NY. 12603
We are thankful for each of you and we welcome all who knew Jeff to join us as we take time to remember and celebrate his life. There will be an open sharing time as part of the Thursday service for anyone who would like to share a memory or meaningful experience you and Jeff have shared. If anyone chooses to share in writing, there will also be a basket for you to leave a card or note. God bless each of you.
Jeff, holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He began his IBM career in 1979 as a Hardware Engineer developing and designing System z hardware servers. By 2001, Jeff’s contributions had earned him the prestigious promotion to Senior Technical Staff Member. During his 38 year employment with IBM, Jeff has been an expert in both hardware and software analysis and design. Creative and an outstanding communicator, mentor and team player Jeff attained a Level 5 Patent Plateau, as an inventor of technical Intellectual Property materials. Jeff was a technical leader and role model to all who knew and worked with him.
Jeff loved his family and friends. An expert in many things, he also had great fun tinkering with or making jigs to fix many things for himself and others. He enjoyed ham radio, flying a small plane, exploring, reading, sailing, biking, hiking, designing and creating on a 3 D printer, maker faires, welding, kite flying, swimming and was always learning and sharing. Jeff was a coach for the first 2 seasons of IBM's FIRST Lego League, mentoring students to achieve the prestigious Teamwork award.
I know he meant so much to many of you and he loved each of those of you whom he knew with a personal connection and a gentle heart. Always concerned for others above himself, and willing to fix something or explain something, or discuss something, or develop something, my prayerful, devoted friend was faithful and true, dearly loved and the best husband, father and grandpa and friend ever.
Words cannot express how much we miss him. He was brilliant, kind, humble, resourceful, creative, wise, witty, devoted, adventurous, and strong in so many ways. The shock of loosing him is enormous. But the knowledge of His relationship with Christ gives us great comfort, knowing he is rejoicing, and is well and with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and that we will see him again, in Christ.
In lieu of flowers, we welcome donations in his memory to the American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG