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Paul Turner

Paul Turner


Paul Turner

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Paul A. Turner

Resident of San Jose

Paul went on to glory surrounded by his wife and sons at midnight on June 1st. His wry sense of humor and generous spirit will be sorely missed by family and friends.

A loving father and grandfather, Paul is survived by his wife Mary Ann, two sons David and Steven, daughter-in-laws Titilia and Julie and grandchildren Daniel, Jeremy, and Justin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 11 at Lima Family Mortuary at 11 am.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 8, 2011




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06/08/11 09:51 AM #1    

John Hollis

Paul was truly a brilliant person with a unique, clever, wry way about him.  One day before chorus practice several of us walked into the choir room and there on the blackboard written during lunch, was a hodgepodge of roughly 25 letters or so set forth in three words, the first letter of each word being capitalized.  We learned later that it was Paul's full name, written by Paul using a series of silent consonants and mixed vowell sounds.  It was unintelligible to the average mind, but made absolute sense when explained by Paul...a perfect insight into Paul's persona and his sense of humor.

06/08/11 12:41 PM #2    

Eldon Smith

Paul's intelligence and sense of humor was obvious.  I recently sent him a note expressing my admiration for his ability to use the slide rule in high school.  This device was the  pioneer version of today's high tech.  He will be missed greatly at the 50th.

Eldon Smith

07/10/11 12:03 PM #3    

Herb McLure

Paul was a good friend to Jane and me throughout all these years. From when he toted a slide rule in high school till the end he was insistently and consistently himself, a personality untroubled by convention. We learned something from Paul every time we encountered him. He was lucky in love, had a great family, did work that changed the world and acquired a storehouse of knowledge and skills. He will remain lively and opinionated in our memories, but we will miss his physical presence in our lives.

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