John G. Turk Jr.

November 5, 1929 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 91)

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John G. Turk Jr., 91, of McDonald, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at McMurray Hills Manor.

He was born November 5, 1929 in Sheboygan, WI; a son of John and Emma (Strupeck) Turk.

Mr. Turk was a graduate of Midway High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a laborer for Homestead Industries, now Jenny Corporation in Coraopolis and retired in 1991. He was a member of the U.S.W.A.

Mr. Turk enjoyed cutting grass at the family farm with his brother. He loved wood working and carpentry.

On June 4, 1952 he married Anita Martinek, who died April 1, 1998.

Surviving are two children, John Randall “Randy” (Barb) Turk of Washington and Suzanne (Mike) Powell of McDonald; two brothers, James Turk and Richard (Georgeanne) Turk, both of McDonald; seven grandchildren, Justin (Chrissy) Turk, Stephen (Ashley) Santi, Heather (Ryan) Ruth, Christopher Powell, Jamie (Luke) Dami, Mandy Powell and Katie (George) Miller; eight great grandchildren, Dominic and Teagan Turk, Coleson, Madalyn, Rylee and Reese Santi, Jeremy Ruth and George Miller III; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Gilbert (Lila Mae of McDonald) Turk and Roger (Carole of McDonald) Turk.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 pm Friday at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald; where services will be held at 10 am Saturday, July 24, 2021 with Rev. Sue Petritis officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at

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July 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Funeral Service
July 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057


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