Richard Charles Turner

Aug 14, 1956 - Dec 16, 2018

Visitation

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial

7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

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Richard Charles Turner was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 14, 1956 to Harlan and Virginia Turner. He grew up in Summit, NJ with his brother David and spent most of his adult life in New Providence, NJ with his wife, Louise, and his three sons, Matthew, Brendan and William.

Rich’s education and employment fostered lifelong friendships. He attended Summit High School, then Elmira ...

7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Service

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial

7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

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Add to My Calendar 12/20/2018 10:30 am 12/20/2018 12:00 pm America/New_York Richard Charles Turner - Service

Richard Charles Turner was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 14, 1956 to Harlan and Virginia Turner. He grew up in Summit, NJ with his brother David and spent most of his adult life in New Providence, NJ with his wife, Louise, and his three sons, Matthew, Brendan and William.

Rich’s education and employment fostered lifelong friendships. He attended Summit High School, then Elmira ...

7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Richard Charles Turner was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 14, 1956 to Harlan and Virginia Turner. He grew up in Summit, NJ with his brother David and spent most of his adult life in New Providence, NJ with his wife, Louise, and his three sons, Matthew, Brendan and William. 

Rich’s education and employment fostered lifelong friendships. He attended Summit High School, then Elmira College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in English. Richard’s thirty-nine year livelihood started at Prudential Securities, where he became a highly respected worker. He held roles there such as Head of Fixed Income Trading Technology and Head of Market and Credit Risk Technology, and created a career he was proud of. He then moved to his final job as Global Head of Risk Development at Jefferies. 

Richard loved his entire family unconditionally and supported all their dreams without fail. He made countless sacrifices to ensure his children got the education they wanted and gave them the opportunities to pursue the life they desired. He always supported his sons in their activities, watching them participate in lacrosse, swimming, basketball, orchestra, band, and marching band. He bonded with his children over a love for classic rock, sports, computer programming, business and outdoor activities. Rich adored his wife, Louise, who he loved fostering dogs with as well as going on trips and walks with. Most importantly, he loved being with her. From snuggling in front of the TV, to sharing a delicious meal, and dancing with her at parties, he always made sure she was happy, felt loved, and cared for no matter the circumstance. He supported her work endeavors and passions just as he did with their children, and was always seen cheering her on. 

Richard was deeply fond of and tirelessly devoted to the family that raised him, including his mother, father, step-father, and brother. He enjoyed sharing life updates over Sunday meals with his parents every week. He cared for his parents up through their last moments, and considered his brother to be one of his greatest allies and best friends.  

Richard was passionate about his family history and sought to understand his ancestors by researching their lives and making family trees. When home, he took pride in keeping everything comfortable and maintained for his family, from doing yard and garden work, to home updates and simple cleaning. He was a generous host of countless family gatherings to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and family accomplishments. 

Rich loved going on adventures with his loved ones, of which his favorite was the yearly family vacation. His main goal was to ensure the entire family’s attendance. He worked tirelessly to tailor the itinerary to fit everyone’s interests. Every morning Rich was eager to go fishing with his best friend and father-in-law, Bruce. He was so excited for vacation that he would anticipate and brainstorm the next year’s vacation during the current year’s.

Rich’s wife and sons will use his gift of a life with endless examples to learn from, cherish and honor his legacy.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 5 to 9 PM in the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial 7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ. The funeral will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Richard's name to the American Heart Association through In Memory Of at www.inmemof.org/richard-c-turner.

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