In Memory

H. Dean Turkett - Class Of 1965 VIEW PROFILE

Dean Turkett, 66, of Hurricane died Friday (May 23, 2014).

Born Aug. 12, 1947 in Schenectady, New York, he was a son of the late Huel Augustus and Shirley Emily Sparrow Turkett.

Dean was an industrial salesman for many years, ultimately forming and operating his own company, Superliner. He was a 1974 graduate of Morris Harvey College in Charleston, served his country with the United States Air Force and was a former member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

His love of sports began early in his life and followed him through his years in junior college. Because of this love, he was a coach and one of the founders of the former Putnam County YBOA. Animals, family and friends were always held close to his heart.

Surviving are his wife, Dreama; his daughter, Holly Turkett-Michalski, her husband Tony and their children Anthony Dean and Sydney Michalski; his sisters, Cindy Hogeboom (Leroy) of Voorheesville, New York, and Gayle Gendron (Ed) of Ballston Lake, New York; his brother, Glenn Turkett (Margie) of Riva, Maryland, and their daughter Lindsay. Dean was also very close to Dreama’s family, the Blevins.

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08/20/16 11:03 AM #1    

Robert "Michael" Boggy (1965)

I owe a special thanks to Dean for taking care of me on one of our PBJC basketball away trips to Key West, circa 1965.  First time I ever tried alcohol.  He caught me as I fell from a railing at our hotel that night.  He also guided me to barf in the right places.  Never touched Bacadi Rum since that night nor any other hard stuff. We didn't win any games that year because PBJC was too cheap to give scholarships and we were playing teams that ALL offered ahtletic scholarships.  Neverlheless, we loved the sport and comeraderie and had some good times.   He had a nice corner jumpshot  I always admired.  I could see him being a good coach and father.

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