Danvers — Bruce R. Turner, 70, passed away on September 6, 2013, in Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of Gisela (Grigg) Turner, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in Beverly on November 9, 1942, he was the son of the late John W. and Gertrude (Broyer) Turner. He was raised and educated in Beverly, graduated from Beverly High School in 1960, and went on to graduate from the Beverly Coop Trade School. Bruce served our country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged. Bruce was a machinist and was employed with the United Shoe Machinery Corp, prior to opening his own business. For many years Bruce co-owned and operated Turner and Walima Manufacturing Co. in Essex.
Besides his wife Gisela, Bruce is survived by his daughter, Sherri Herland of North Carolina; a sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Frank Gazarek of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Lynda Grigg of Danvers.
ARRANGEMENTS: His graveside service will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.
Arrangements are made by C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers, www.LyonsFuneral.com.