Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 7, 2019
ALVIN A. TURNER, SR.
Alvin A. Turner, Sr., 89, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away peacefully at his home on
February 6, 2019, four weeks prior to his 90th birthday.
Born on March 1, 1929 in Washington, DC to the late James Alvin and Helen Rick Turner,
Al graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1948.
He retired from the Real Estate Department of PEPCO in 1986 after many years of
service. Al was past Grand Knight of St. Pius X Council of the Knights of Columbus and
was instrumental in the founding of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Camp Springs,
MD. He was active in Prince George's County politics and economic development and
was particularly proud to have served on the board of Bishop McNamara High School.
Al was the beloved husband of Rosemarie Antonelli Turner for 66 years; loving father of
Helen (Douglas) Free, Christine (Buddy) Summers, Andrew (Avis) Turner, Kathryn (Gary)
May, Carolyn (Mark) Kulesza, Matthew (Mary) Turner and the late Thomas Turner. He was
a wonderful grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of six.
His family was his pride and joy.
Visitation will be held at the Turner family home, 15615 Nottingham Rd., Upper Marlboro,
MD on Friday, February 8 from 2 to 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church,
14908 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD on Saturday, February 9 at 12 Noon.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic in
Nicaragua at nicaclinic.org
Condolences may be made online at: KalasFuneralHomes.com
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037