ASHTABULA — David H. Turja, age 67, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home in Kingsville, Ohio.
Born August 2, 1945, in Conneaut, he was the son of George H. and Ilmi (Kantola) Turja. A 1963 graduate of Conneaut High School, Dave was a lifelong Conneaut resident.
He was employed at Esab for 30 years, and was a member of the Conneaut Eagles Club.
He enjoyed playing cards, reading, watching sports, going to casinos, and visiting daily with everyone at Quizno’s and the liquor store.
He is survived by his brother, Richard G. (Sandy) Turja of Conneaut; and was preceded in death by his parents.
At David’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Following cremation, burial will be in Center Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League. Envelopes will be available at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, which has charge of arrangements.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.