Robert M. Turkington Sr. Mercerville - Robert M. Turkington Sr., 69, died Tuesday at his home. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Turkington was a lifelong member of Bakery Drivers and Salesman - Local 194, retiring as a driver in 2000 from Maier's Bakery. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time in his garden. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Son of the late Russell and Lillian Young Turkington, father of the late David J. Turkington and brother of the late Marilyn Diehl, he is survived by his wife Eleanor (Ketterer) Turkington; four sons and their wives, James and Brenda Turkington, Robert M. Jr., and Debbie Turkington, Shawn and Maureen Boyer and James and Sasha Boyer all of Hamilton; six grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Brianna, Matthew, Shawn Jr., and Ashley; two nieces, Sally Stevens and Kathleen Cokenakes; one nephew, Steve Worth; and his loving companions Tiffany and Rambo. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave. Entombment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
THESE ARE A SELECT FEW OF MY "NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS" FROM THE CLASS OF 1952 AT HAMILTON HIGH. AS I PAGED THROUGH THE 1952 "RETROSPECT" YEARBOOK, I PONDERED ON EACH AND EVERY PICTURE, RECALLED AN INCIDENT OR TWO WHICH RELATED TO MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT PARTICULAR PERSON, AND ADDED HIM OR HER TO THIS VIGNETTE. I INCLUDED THE PHOTOS OF THE GIRLS I LOVED, THE GIRLS THAT WERE THE SUBJECT OF MY NUMEROUS TEEN AGE CRUSHES, THE GUYS I KNEW, FONDLY RECALLING THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD PLAING UNSUPERVISED GAMES OF BASEBALL AT PLAAG'S GROVE, USUALLY WITH A BASEBALL RE-WRAPPED WITH FRICTION TAPE, AND A BRICK OR A TIN CAN LID FOR BASES. I PAUSED AN EXTRA MINUTE OR TWO AND RECALLED THAT HANDSOME NAVY OFFICER, HAROLD BILLS, TO WHOM THE CLASS DEDICATED THE 1952 YEARBOOK. I RECALL THE LOOK ON THE GIRLS' FACE WHENEVER HE ENTERED A CLASS ROOM DRESSED IN HIS NAVY OFFICER'S UNIFORM.
HHS '52 55TH REUNION, I WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED.)