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Joseph Edwin Turkovich

April 1, 1952 - October 25, 2018

Joseph Edwin Turkovich Obituary

Joseph Turkovich, 66, of Raccoon Township passed away on Thursday at his residence in the presence of his loving family. Mr. Turkovich was born on April 1, 1952 in Sewickley to the late Joseph Turkovich and Rosemary (Recker) Turkovich. He graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1970 and entered the apprenticeship program of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 712. Joe was a Journeyman Wireman and proud member of Local 712 for 42 years. He worked for Sargent Electric Company and rose to the position of Project Manager. In 1982, he married his beloved Shirley and they raised two daughters. After his retirement in 2012, Joe and Shirley enjoyed the lovely home they built together in 1988 and traveled regularly with their golden retriever Sadie. After his retirement, Joe and Shirley traveled to New England to eat lobster and visit the coast each spring and spent a month in Hilton Head at the beach every October with Sadie. Joe loved to golf with his brother Dan, go to Steelers games with his daughters and proudly show his ACLU card to anyone who chatted with him about politics. Joe was devoted to his family, offering his help and advice generously to all. He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters Sara Turkovich and her wife Mary Louise Churak and Sally Turkovich Wright and her husband Jason Wright, his sister Mosey Schmider and brother Dan Turkovich and his wife Lynn Turkovich. Joe was helped through his illness by a team of dedicated medical professionals, including the staff at the transfusion center at Heritage Valley and the office of Dr. Stewart Lancaster. In honor of his wishes, no memorial service will be held and his remains will be scattered at the home he was so proud to own. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society.Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, Monaca.To share online condolences and get other information, please visit

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