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George Pearce Turner

George Pearce Turner, 89, died peacefully in his home on Nov. 6.His eclectic career included work in international relations, giving his family an opportunity to travel to several Latin American countries. He was a family man, a supporter of education and the fine arts.”Poppie,” as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Collins Turner. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Royer of Philadelphia, and sons Bruce Turner of Truckee, Brian Turner of Key Largo, Fla., Mark Turner of Lincoln, Calif., and William Havy of Stoneharbor, N.J., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Poppie had many very special friends in Truckee, who gave him, as he was so fond of saying, “a new pair of legs that I never thought I would have, to enjoy the rest of my golden years.”There will be a memorial service at Assumption Catholic Church on Sunday, Dec. 5, followed by a gathering at George’s home from 4-6 p.m.