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Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

312 East Locust Street, Clearfield, PA

OBITUARY

Roland A Turley

December 14, 1928September 19, 2019
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Roland A. Turley, 90, of West Decatur, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at UPMC Altoona. He was born on December 14, 1928 in Ridgway, PA the son of the late Harry and Velma (Smith) Turley. On November 25, 1953 he married Helen (Davis) Turley. Roland received the rank of Staff Sargent and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a cartographer. His unit made the maps for the Peace Talks. Roland graduated from Emporium High School in 1948. He went on to receive his undergraduate in 1959 and Masters of Education in 1966 from Penn State University. He was working towards his Doctorate at Temple University. He was the Administrative Director at Clearfield County Vo-Tech School until 1982, and later worked in the Department of Education in Harrisburg, until his retirement. Roland was a member of the Clearfield Masonic Lodge #314, Jaffa Shrine, he was an active member of the Jaffa Shrine String Band playing guitar, was a road-runner driver where he took young patients to Shrine Hospital and a member of the Shriner’s Hospital Speakers Bureau. For 21 years he served as a Deputy Game Protector with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Helen (Davis) Turley, five children: Dr. Rebecca Summers (Luis) of West Palm Beach, FL, Leann Turley of West Decatur, Diane DiFante (Archie) of WV, Robin Barry and her companion Mark Warner of Meadville, PA and Michael Turley (Pamela) of Prospect, PA; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. with Pastor Jim Hollister officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by members of Clearfield VFW. Burial will be Huntley Cemetery, Cameron County. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the funeral home; a masonic service will be held at 6pm. An additional hour of viewing will be held at 10am on Thursday until the hour of services. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie: 1645 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Terry McClelland

September 30, 2019

Mike, Sorry for your loss. I love the photos, your Dad looked so happy in all of them. It appears you have a great family. My sympathy to you and your Family.
I miss seeing you at Deputy Trainings.
God Bless.
Terry

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