WOOSTER – Dr. Tyrone Tye M. Turning, 78, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his home.
He was born November 1, 1941 in Rockford, IL to Oscar and Martha Ahlberg Turning.
Tye had been an administrator and educator for The University of Akron and its affiliate for many years. He loved his cats, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, had a wonderful sense of humor and a keen knowledge of movies, especially classic movies. Tye was a member and past president of Orrville Rotary Club and a leader and collector in the Civil War Roundtable.
He had an unwavering commitment to his wife and was a loving father and grandfather.
Tye is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Kathryn Kathy McConoughey Turning; children Robert Rob (Melissa) Turning of Ellicott City, MD, Dr. Patricia Patty (David Johnson) Turning of Reading, PA and Andrew Andy (Julia) Turning of Simi Valley, CA and grandchildren Tyson, Charlie, Brock, Emma and Caroline Turning.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Josie Ahlberg who was very special to him.
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Private family services will be held. Interment will be in Wooster Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Private family services will be held
Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home