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Official Obituary of

Ronald Turkovich

January 1, 1944 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Ronald Turkovich Obituary

Ronald “Turk” Turkovich    Age 80, of Independence Twp., passed away Friday, March 1, 2024, in Heritage Valley Beaver. Born January 1, 1944, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Marco and Katherine Turkovich also Preceded in death by Wife Helene “Laney” Duich Turkovich, Brothers: Joseph, Larry and Robert Turkovich Sisters: Marie Wasler and Rose Jamison and one Son-In-Law Joe Pine. 

Ronald was known to many by Turk to others as Uncle Ronnie even though he wasn’t actually their Uncle, to some close friends as Pops, but to us he was Dad. However you referred to him he was a Hardworking, Kind, Strong, Passionate man with a Stubborn Streak, who did things his own way. The Hardworking part was his many years, until retirement, from J&L Steel (LTV Steel) and then retiring from The Hopewell School District. The Kind part was he would help anyone and ask for nothing in return and for his love of his family and of the many stray animals that showed up at the house over the years. The Strong part was, a lending a hand to others but to us, he could leap tall buildings or at least the ones he built. And the Passionate part was his Love of Cooking: Pigs, Lamb, Chickens, Beef etc. , Gardening and growing things from seed, Fishing he was a long-time member of the Owl’s Club in Rochester, PA and would go fishing with his close friends to Canada every year, Oldies Music, Western Movies and Show and Scrapping things to squeeze every last penny out of a piece of copper. 

Surviving are 2 Daughters Rhonda and her husband Ed Dunkel of Butler and Cris Turkovich of Aliquippa and Beth Michaels Close Family Friend, 3 Sisters:  Ruth Burns, Elaine Burd and Linda Erickson and many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Many Close Friends.

We all Love you and we will Miss You terribly, until we meet again, Rest With God

In lieu of flowers, Charitable Contributions in his memory to the Beaver County Humane Society or The Wounded Warriors Project, are suggested.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.






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