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Jack Turtle, a long time resident of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, and a current resident of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 12, 2018, with his family by his side. Born October 15, 1946, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harold T. and Emma J. (nee Cleary) Turtle and the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Alburger) Turtle.

Often called "The Mayor of Roxborough" Jack was always willing to help throughout the neighborhood. He married his high school sweetheart and they raised two children together. A retired Philadelphia police officer, he loved nothing more than spending time with his family; with downtime usually devoted to crossword puzzles, hanging with his buddies, or adventures with Marge (Margaret).

In addition to his wife Marge, Jack is survived by his daughter Kristen Kowalik (Steven) and his son Brian Turtle (Erin), five granddaughters; Kaitlyn, Allison, Teagan, Lyla and Sophie, and three brothers; Paul (Sally), Mark (Mary), and David (Kim) Turtle. He was preceded in death by his four sisters; Bonnie Turtle, Carol Crawford, Joyce Berthiaume and Donna Olsen.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Jack's Life Celebration on Thursday April 19, from 9 to 10:50 AM at St. John the Baptist Church 146 Rector St. Philadelphia, PA. His Funeral Mass will begin at 11 AM at the church. Interment will be at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave. Plymouth Meeting, PA. Family services are by Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those interested make a donation in Jack's name to the American Cancer Society

To share your fondest memories of Jack, visit www.lifecelebration.com

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Norristown, PA 19401
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