AUSTINTOWN - Cyrus Daniel Turek, 72, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 25, 2021, at his home after a two-year struggle with lung cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Cyrus, who went by “Dan,” was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of the late George and Josephine Podolsky Turek, and lived his life in this area.
He was a graduate of Chaney High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and with the 63rd “Big Red” Armored Tanks Division. Additionally, Dan was part of the honor guard at President Eisenhower’s funeral service.
Dan worked for 40 years at the GM Lordstown Plant, where he was known as “Turk.” He retired from the paint department in July, 2006.
He enjoyed watching his daughter and supporting her in all of her softball and basketball games.
Dan was a member of Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
Mr. Turek leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Marilyn A. Lewis Turek, whom he married Sept. 30, 2006; his daughter, Savannah Rae Turek at home; three brothers, Joseph Turek of Youngstown, Michael (Christine) Turek of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Brian (Debbie) Turek of Pittsburgh; a sister, Susan (Allan) Farsdale of Walcott, N.D.; his father-in-law, Fred Lewis of Youngstown; several nieces and nephews; and several extended family members.
Dan will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents, his mother-in-law, Alfreda Lewis, and a sister-in-law, Kathy Turek, preceded Dan in death.
Family and friends may gather to pay respects from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Dan’s family requests that all mourners please wear masks or face coverings, and to respect social distancing guidelines.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home, and committal will follow the funeral services and will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dan’s name to Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.
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Mineral Ridge Church of Christ
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