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James R. Turner

Obituary for James R. Turner

October 15, 1928 - October 9, 2021
Boulder, CO, formerly of Lincoln, Massachusetts | Age 92

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James R. Turner, age 92 of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Tahoe City, California and Lincoln, Massachusetts passed away on Saturday October 9, 2021, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Bernard) Turner who died in 1984.

James is survived by his two children, Richard P. (Rebecca) Turner of Reno, NV and Gail A. Arant of Boulder, CO; his sister Suzanne Brusstar of Rochester Hills, MI; his two adoring granddaughters Kaetlyn and Annalise Arant; and many nieces and nephews.

James was born October 15, 1928, the son of the late Horace P. Turner and Beatrice (Prior) Turner in Colorado Springs, CO. At a young age he moved with his family to Detroit, MI. After graduating from University of Detroit High School James went on to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He subsequently served two years in the US Army in Korea as Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1952 James returned to MIT where he earned his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. During this time he met his wife Mildred who was a student at Radcliffe. They were married in 1955, and moved to Los Angeles where James worked at North American Aviation. In 1957 James and Mildred moved to Philipsburg, NJ where James worked for Ingersoll Rand and taught Fluid Mechanics at Lehigh University. In 1960 they settled in Lincoln, Massachusetts where they raised their two children.

James had a 35-year career with Dynatech Corporation, which began as a small research and development company in Cambridge, and retired as Group Vice President in charge of five Dynatech technology companies in 1995. He then moved to Tahoe City, California where, in close proximity to his son, he enjoyed over 15 years of skiing, hiking and sailing. In 2012 he moved to Boulder, Colorado to be closer to his daughter and granddaughters.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember James for his funeral Mass on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 10:00 am in St. Julia's Parish, 374 Boston Post Rd., Weston, MA. Burial will follow at the Lincoln Cemetery, Lexington Road, Lincoln, MA.

Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord, MA 01742 978-369-3388 www.concordfuneral.com

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 18
10:00 AM    3928697 4020007 20211018T100000

St. Julia Parish
374 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA

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Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
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