Charles Robert “Red” Turner, Jr., 72, Johnstown, died peacefully in his sleep August 28, 2019 at home. Born October 2, 1946, son of Charles Turner and Kathleen (Bossert) Mesko. Preceded in death by parents, stepfather John Mesko, son Robert, and sister-in-law Cynthia Khula-Turner.
Survived by loving wife of 32 years, Rosemary (Scornaienchi), loving sons Andrew Turner married to Ashley (Strack), Johnstown; Matthew Turner and wife Katelyn (Smith), Binghamton, NY, (who was married on August 31, 2019 with his Dad watching over them); and Charles Turner, Quakertown, PA; brother Ken Turner, Windber; sister Kathleen Walsh wife of Richard and brother-in-law, Fr. Frank Scornaienchi, TOR, Altoona. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his constant loving companion, Lucy.
Charles “Red” was previously employed by Armour Meat Packing and Harris & Boyer Bakery. He was also most well known as the friendly neighborhood bartender at Conzatti’s Restaurant and Redz (Windber), along with being a part owner of Daiquiri’s Night Club. After his retirement, he spent his time volunteering at St. Benedict School. He was lovingly involved in his sons’ sporting activities such as Little League coach at Windber and VE Erickson and football equipment manager at Bishop McCort High School. He took great pride in helping to shape the lives of the young players he was teaching. He was loved and well respected by those teams.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially their annual beach trips to Ocean City and was thrilled that his sons had found such wonderful soulmates.
Friends will be received from 3:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Frank Duca Funeral Home, East Hills Chapel and Crematory, 404 Walters Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904 (near PA Drivers Center and Armory). Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Visitation Church by brother-in-law, Fr. Frank Scornaienchi, TOR and concelebrant Rev. John Slovikovski. Private Committal at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Geistown.
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