Robin Turner

Robin "Rob" Turner

1944 - 2023

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Obituary of Robin "Rob" Turner

Robin W. Turner passed away peacefully, on Jan. 20, 2023, following a long battle with Lewy body dementia, at Penney Farms Retirement Community, Florida.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a loving friend and mentor to many.

Rob was born in Cooperstown, on Jan. 12, 1944. He was the son of the late James E. Turner and Helen W. Greene.

He grew up in Edmeston, and graduated from Edmeston Central School in June 1962. He furthered his education at SUNY Delhi, the University of Denver and received his master's degree at FIU.

Rob and his family moved to Hobart in 1972. He taught courses in hotel and restaurant management at his alma mater, Delhi, for 32 years.
Very community-oriented, he served as president of the South Kortright School Board, represented the town of Stamford on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors for 12 years and was a member of the Stamford Golf Course board.
Rob held the distinction of being inducted twice into the SUNY Delhi Athletic Hall of Fame, once for being on the first soccer team and again for being an outstanding athlete during his years at Delhi.


He married Hilda Stewart on Sept. 1, 2001. After retiring, they spent time traveling and wintering in Texas and Florida. When Rob wasn't at a golf course, he could be found outdoors making beautiful flower beds. He enjoyed hosting gatherings for family and friends.

Rob is survived by his wife, Hilda; daughter, Holly McConnell; son, Anthony Turner; stepsons, Damon (Nicole) Stewart; and Jay ((Edith) Stewart; nine grandchildren; stepmother, Dee Turner; half-sister, Tonya (William) Blair; a niece; two nephews; and many special cousins.

Rob was predeceased by his daughter, Heather Turner; brother, James E. Turner; and half-sister, Tammy Turner.

A graveside service will be held at 2PM on Friday, June 16, 2023 at Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart, with the Rev. Nancy Truscott. 


Donations in Robin's name may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, Delhi NY, or SUNY Delhi Hospitality Management scholarship fund.

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Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023
Locust Hill Cemetery
Pearl Street
Hobart, New York, United States