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“So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with your family Brady family ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Brady - Wilmington, DE

“may you rest in peace my friend ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: bill stradley - wilm, DE

“Sue and family, sending you my deepest condolences on this loss. He was a great guy. When I heard, it brought back many memories. God Bless you....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“My Brother Forever, From the beginning, I will always remember what cannot be taken away from me and that your memories will last forever within me.I...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: James Robert Turchen Sr. - Odessa, DE

“Susan and Joe, I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy and brought many smiles to my face. I loved him very much and so grateful...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Carol O'Hanlon Boulden - DE

“Sue so sorry for your loss remember the good old days when we bowled together and you and Joe has first started dating, Prayers for you and the...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Cathy Matzuras - Millsboro, DE

“Joe you will be missed by many. God bless you and your family! ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ward Novak - Middletown, DE

“Sue so sorry for your loss he was a great guy. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy King - Claymont, DE

“Susan and Joey, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family. Jay & Cindy Stewart ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: don adkins - wilmington, DE

“Always a true gentlemen. My memories of the past will never leave. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I'm so sad I cannot make the services...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Shadwell - Glasgow, DE

“Turchen Family, I have great memories of Joe while working with him at Holiday Lanes. He was such a great and likable guy. May God comfort and be...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Dennis Knotts

“Susan and family, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Downs - Bloomsburg, PA

“I always had fond memories of Joe, from bowling with him in various bowling leagues, working with him for many years at Holiday Lanes, and just being...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Stephens - Claymont, DE

“Susan...so sorry for your loss. Joe suffered for so long, it was a long, hard road for you, he's in a better place. My prayers & thoughts are with...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dolleen Cartwright - Lewes, DE

“May God Bless You and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Millie Gallagher - Levittown, PA


Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr. age 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Chester, PA, died on November 3, 2016 in Christiana Hospital.

Joseph graduated from Chester High School, Class of 1968. He was formerly employed by Kiddie World and Holiday Lanes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jean Turchen, and his father and mother in law, James and Dolores Elder.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Elder Turchen; his son, Joseph Turchen; his grandson, Kole Aloysius Turchen; his dogs Casey and Ruby; his uncle and aunt, Robert and Diane Turchen; his brother in law, Michael Elder and his wife, Edna Mae, brother in law, Douglas Elder and his wife, Nancy, brother in law, David Elder and his wife, Shannon; a host of nephews and niece; and great nephews and a great niece.

A viewing will be held at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703 on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, where a Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 pm. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claymont Fire Company, 3223 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703; or to House of Hope Animal Rescue, 31 Sparrow Way, Elkton, MD 21921.

To offer condolences, visit:
www.gebhartfuneralhomes.com
302-798-7726