Raymond H. Turk Sr. - June 23, 2011

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  RAVENA – Raymond H. Turk Sr, 69, entered eternal life suddenly Thursday, June 23, 2011. Raymond retired in 1999 after 38 years of service with CSX in Selkirk. He was a former member of the Ravena-Coeymans Yacht Club, enjoyed camping at Earlton Camp Grounds, an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Hagan Turk; children, Deborah Friend of W. Coxsackie, Ray (Michelle) Turk Jr. of Coeymans Hollow, Michael (Carola) Sleeper of Germany, James (Gina) Sleeper of Selkirk and missing daughter Audrey May Turk Herron; siblings, Veronica (Leland) Rice, Pamela Westervelt and several other siblings, 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Ivan Turk and Madeline Mielke and siblings Kathleen Turk and John Gallagher.
Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday, June 26th from 12 to 4 PM. A graveside service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 29th at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. In lieu of flowers donations to the Audrey May Turk Herron Reward Fund, C/O National Bank of Coxsackie, Faith Plaza, Ravena, NY 12143 would be appreciated.