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Graveside Service

Frear Memorial Park
Saturday September 22nd, 2018

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Roger David Turcsik

It is with great sadness that Roger David Turcsik passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018.  The son of the late Stephen and Mildred King Turcsik, he was born on March 21, 1947, in Ithaca, NY, and raised on the west end, known as the Island and a Rhiner.  Roger spent his hard-working years as a union plumber and welder with Local 267 in Ithaca.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Bonnie (Little); son, Roger (Nicole) Turcsik and their children, Laura, Shyann and Aubrie; son, Scott (Carrie) Turcsik and their daughter, Taylor; daughter, Torie (John) Woodcock and their children, Bailey, Jack and Jameson; and son, Troy “T.J.” (Ann) Turcsik and their children, Austin and Cayden.  Along with his four children and nine grandchildren, he is also survived by one great granddaughter, Blake, a large extended family, and many great friends.  In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Cindy Turcsik.

Roger enjoyed years of fishing and hunting that created countless stories.  His passion was for classic cars and motorcycles; and his collections included his favorite 1955 Chevy and a 1968 Corvette.  Roger could often be found spectating his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events—from years of great Ithaca High School girls basketball to many football games, wrestling matches, baseball and softball games, as well.  He also led many boyscout campouts as a scout leader, was a father to a racing family, and a father to all.  Roger’s children and grandchildren were his pride and joy, and entertainment.  As a true New York Yankees fan, Roger had the pleasure of seeing a winning game as he passed from his adventure.

Please remember him by the conversations you enjoyed together, the jokes you shared, or his heated debates that he always had to win.

Roger will be greatly missed by his loving family and loyal dog, Roscoe.

Family, friends, and classic cars are invited to honor Roger at a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Frear Memorial Park, 110 Hayts Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

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A Medium Basket Garden was ordered on September 21, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

Good bye to my old friend and my forever brother-in-law. We all had a lot of great times together. How many nights you and Julius sat on the porch waiting for that pond to fill. Lot of card playing thru the years on a Sat. night. You will be missed dearly. RIP Love Linda and Julius

Linda and Julius Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

A Medium Spathiphyllum was sent on September 20, 2018

Toire and Family-what a wonderful thing to have lived such an amazing life that you are cherished in memory and missed forever. May God's grace cover you in this difficult time. With Much Love, Your Favorite Southern Family

Expression of Sympathy Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing your time and stories. Your infectious laugh and ridiculous poker face were just a few of your charms. The world was a better place because of you. Always loved and never forgotten, you are THE GOAT!
THE man, THE myth and THE legend-there is no onelike you. There is no doubt you were made to make everyone's life better, thank you for all the laughs!

Mia Pace Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

I will always remember his humor and smile! Many a summer days spent out at the pond with Tori and company. Love to you all and know that he will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Cartmill

Sarah Cartmill Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss! I'll always remember the time I came for coffee and Roger got his talking bird to say some pretty darn funny and colorful wirds! Lol

Diane Zimmer Sep 18 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Rog, you will be missed by many, and I will forever remember the motorcycle ride, and the tip over...Give hugs and kisses to our Mom's

Donna Blake Steven Sep 18 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to your family for your loss.

Brian Morgan Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

Ann, TJ and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Becki Hildreth Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Turcsik

RHONDA TURCSIK Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

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