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Matthew J. "Matt" Turk

April 25, 1939 — March 11, 2019

Matthew J. Turk       “beloved father and grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Matthew J. “Matt” Turk, 79, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, on Monday, March 11, 2019, after a long illness.

Born on April 25, 1939 in Meadowlands, he was a son of Matthew J. Sr. and Stella J. Krizay Turk.  On June 13, 1970 in Shinglehouse, he married D. Louise Lundy Turk, who passed away on February 4, 2004.

Matt was a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School in Meadowlands.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1960 to 1963, attaining the rank of buck sergeant.

For many years, Matt was the owner and partner of Penvose and Turk Electrical Service.  In 1970, he moved to Shinglehouse.  He then was employed by Butler-Larkin in Wellsville, N.Y. and then later was employed as a machinist for West Brothers (now Gas Field Specialists) in Millport until his retirement.

Matt was a member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport and a member of the NRA.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  His greatest pleasure was riding his 4-wheeler in his free time.

Surviving are a son, Matthew Steven “Steve” Turk of Shinglehouse; three stepsons, Jeffrey (Pam) Goodliff of Shinglehouse, John Goodliff and Barry Goodliff; seventeen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Matt was predeceased by a stepson, Michael Goodliff; and a brother, James Frank Turk.

In keeping with Matt’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Matt entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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