James Turley

James Stanley Turley

December 18, 1923 - April 10, 2020
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James Stanley Turley, 96, passed away of natural causes on April 10, 2020 at the Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis, MD. Born on December 18, 1923 to the late Isabelle and Harry Turley, Jr., Stanley was raised in Mount Savage, MD. He worked as a machinist apprentice at the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Shops in Mount Savage until November 1943 when he joined the U.S. Army. Stanley served as a military tank mechanic at the Armored Command Center at Fort Knox, KY until his honorable discharge in May 1946. Upon returning home, Stanley began a 39-year career as a locomotive machinist for the Western Maryland, Baltimore and Ohio and then the CSX Railroads, retiring in 1985. During his time at the B&O/CSX, Stanley lived in South Cumberland on Browning Street. In 1991, he moved to the Cumberland Arms Apartments on Liberty Street. Once he was retired, Stanley enjoyed traveling to many places throughout the United States including Hawaii. He also made numerous trips to England to visit friends and distant relatives. As a result of health issues, Stanley moved to Annapolis in 2015 to be near his brother. He remained in reasonably good health until very shortly before his passing. Stanley is survived by his brother, Bill Turley and his wife, Noilly; nephew, Don Turley; and nieces, Sue Wertz and Christina Knott, all of Annapolis. Due to the current pandemic, Stanley will be buried privately at St. George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Mount Savage. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation, 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Ste. 604, Annapolis, MD 21401. Online condolences may be offered at:
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    St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    12811 St. George's Lane
    Mt. Savage, MD 21545
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Michael Teems

Posted at 12:15pm
Bill, We were sorry to read of your brother's passing and wish you and Noilly peace and comfort in your loss. We look forward to the time when we can be with you and hear how you are all doing and getting through these strange times. May God bless us all!
Michael and Melanie

John Adelsberger

Posted at 05:38am
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed when you would speak of Stanley. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family during this time of grief..
Psalms 55 : 22.

Carolyn Crump

Posted at 11:38am
Stanley was a wonderful neighbor to our family in Mt Savage. He was a positive person with a smile for everyone.

Sally Horn

Posted at 09:13am
I used to wait on Mr. Turley at the bank. I always enjoyed our visits. I was just thinking about him last week! He was a wonderful man with a big heart. He will be missed.

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