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Elmer G. Turnbull, 77, of Brooksville, Fla., a former Buffalo-area resident, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 1999) in Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, after a brief illness.

Turnbull, who was known as Joe, was born in Toronto and served in the Canadian navy during World War II.

He came to Buffalo with his family in 1952.

A machinist for Curtis Screw Co., he retired in 1989 and moved from the Town of Tonawanda to Florida.

He was a member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge 441, F&AM, and High Point Golf Club in Florida. An avid golfer, he shot two holes-in-one since retiring.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marjorie West; two sons, Terry and James, both of the Town of Tonawanda; a daughter, Lynda Stover of Pittsfield, Pa.; a sister, Pearl Fox of Weston, Ont.; a brother, John of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Florida Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Brooksville.


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