Kim Turi, age 69, of Waterford, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 surrounded by friends and family after a 3-year battle with cancer.
With a passion for running, Kim competed in many races including his last marathon at the age of 65. He was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing, camping, backpacking, and playing golf. He loved watching sports and was a Dallas Cowboys fan, and he enjoyed attending Fort LeBoeuf sporting events and seeing his nephews and sons, Josh and Ben, compete. Kim loved spending time with his friends and family, especially time spent at his camp. His passion for Jeeps took him to many car shows with his brothers and daughter, Sara. Every year he looked forward to planting all of his flower gardens. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, he took great pride in serving his country. He was a member of the Russian Orthodox Old Believers Church of the Holy Trinity.
Family members that preceded him in death include his parents, Agnes and Ben Turi; and his mother-in-law, Kathleen Miller.
Surviving family include his wife of 32 years, Renee M. Miller Turi; children, Sara Turi, Ben Turi, and Joshua Miller (Dawn); his brothers- Terry Turi (Dorothy), Bryan Turi (Sandy), Mark Turi (Linda), Tom Turi (Pat); father-in-law Ken Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Karen Mays (Jim) and Amy Fish (Larry); step-grandchildren Jordan, Saige, and Dominique Walker, and step-great-grandchildren Zamora Jensen and Oliver Tomcho; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, and the Yolanda Barco Center in Meadville for their excellent care. Also thanks to the many friends and family members, and Draketown Christian Church, for all their help and support. Special thanks to Larry Fish for taking Kim and helping him will all his appointments.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Sunday, July 25th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by pastors Daryl Myer and Ron Kennedy, will be held at Draketown Christian Church in Edinboro on Monday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Draketown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Erie Runners Club, or Fort LeBoeuf Basketball, Football, or Track and Field Boosters.