Neil David Turner, 90, was born October 9, 1928 and raised in San Francisco by the late Gordon & Kathleen Turner. Neil passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019 at the South Marin Kindred Care Facility, with his wife by his side. Neil was a loving and devoted husband for the past 28 years to his wife, Cathleen. He is survived by a son, Ian G. Turner and two granddaughters.
A graduate of Lowell HS, he went on to UC Berkeley where he studied Physical Education and Kinesiology. He later enlisted and served during the Korean War. He was a proud member of 15 years to the Native Sons of the Golden West Fairfax Parlor 307.
Neil had a love of all sports, but a passion for basketball. He was a star player in High School, played for UC Berkeley, and went on to be a member of the first American Team to play in the Pan American Games in Argentina.
Neil was a gentle soul with a wickedly funny quick wit. He will be missed by his family and friends that he continued to make even at the age of 90.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Service, Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Monte’s Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. A luncheon to follow at Insalata’s 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA. Inurnment will be private.
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