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Turner Polen

August 26, 1926 — January 14, 2021

Turner N. Polen “former Genesee, Pa. resident”

WELLSVILLE, N.Y.---Turner N. Polen, 94, of Wellsville, a former longtime resident of Genesee, Pa., passed away in his home on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Born on Thursday, August 26, 1926 in Wind Ridge, Pa., he the youngest son of fourteen children of John T. and Winifred Turner Polen.

Turner was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II. He was employed as a safety supervisor for the American Bridge Division of US Steel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A hard worker, Polen throughout most of his life worked two jobs. Building and remodeling homes was his passion. Polen was a man who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved his dog Jake.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Richard Hahn) Polen-Hahn of Hamilton, N.J.; a son, John (Pam) Polen of Genesee, Pa.; two grandchildren, Karl J. Kunz and John T. Polen IV; two great-grandchildren, Justin D. Kunz and Alex Volente; his friends, Bill and Maureen Gilner of Genesee; his caregiver, Theresa Poehmel; and many nieces and nephews.

Turner was predeceased by his parents; a grandson, Justin Kunz; and several brothers and sisters.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Turner, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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