SOUTH PARIS – Howard J. Turnbull, 90, of Rumford, died Thursday, May 27, at the Market Square Health Care Center. A resident of the area all his life, he had resided on Waldo Street, Rumford.

He was born in Mexico, on Dec. 4, 1913, a son of John and Julia (Crosby) Turnbull, and graduated from Mexico High School with the Class of 1931.

He served as a TEC 5, U.S. Army during World War II with Cannon Company 274th Infantry Regiment overseas including Algeria French Morocco, Sicily, Rome Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

He had worked for the Mead Paper Co. in Rumford for over 37 years until retirement in 1970, as a Supervisor in the Finishing Room.

He was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church, member of Mead Paper Co. 25-Year Club, member Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW, and The Association of Retarded Children where he and his wife had been involved for many years.

He was married in Rumford, on April 19, 1954, to the late Dorothee LaCroix who died in Rumford, on Feb. 7, 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Mary Turnbull of Rumford; two sons, George Turnbull and wife Sharon of Bath, Mark Turnbull and wife Theresa of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, Rebecca and Kevin Turnbull of Charleston, S.C., Abigail and Hannah Turnbull of Bath; a brother, John Turnbull and wife Faylene of Rumford; a sister, Miss Mae Turnbull of Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Turnbull.

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