Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – Dr. Tyrone œTye  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 œKathy  McConoughey Turning; children Robert œRob  (Melissa) Turning of Ellicott City, MD, Dr. Patricia œPatty  (David Johnson) Turning of Reading, PA and Andrew œAndy  (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

Memorial Contributions

Private family services will be held

Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home


  1. Our sincere condolences to the Turning Family. He was dedicated to his family, and as his obituary states, he had a wonderful sense of humor. Phyllis and John Wiebe

  2. I’m so sad for your loss and I wish I could be there with you all. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. So sorry for your loss, prayers for peace to you and the entire family. Alec and Jessica Oswald

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss of Tye. Our family is keeping you close in our thoughts in prayers.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Tye’s passing. He was a committed educator, and it was
    my privilege to work with him. My condolences to the Turning family.

  6. I’m so sorry about the loss of Tye! He was a great guy! I was glad to meet his family this evening! Very impressive! Kathy, I will be glad to help any way that I can! Just give me a call! I so appreciated his coordinating the Wayne Co. Civil War Roundtable! I have been trying to “fill his shoes” with that job!

  7. Dear Kathy, Rob, Andy, and Patty,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the death of Tye and regret missing the viewing last night. As you’ll recall, I started college at Wayne and always enjoyed seeing him there and when you would come in to eat at TJ’s and CWs. It meant a lot to me that when I would see him, he knew me and was always supportive words for the eager yet often anxious kid I was.

    Thinking of you in your time of mourning and I wish you all the best.


    J. Greg Morrison

  8. Rob and family, I am very saddened for your loss of a great family man. Please know you are in my thoughts in this tough time.


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