April 16, 2017

James Stuart Turnbull, age 87, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at his residence, on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1930 in Garrattsville, N.Y., a son of the late George and Vivian Turnbull.

Mr. Turnbull honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School System for 30 years. He loved being outside, going for walks, square dancing and reading.

Survivors include his son, Michael Turnbull and daughter, Nancy Turnbull; three step-sons, Scott Frair, Vincent Frair, and Scott John; two step-daughters, Kelley Carlson and Dawn Frair; two brothers, Bruce Turnbull and Howard Turnbull; two grandchildren, Anthony Turnbull and Thomas Panasiuk; special family members, Erica Mattice, Marriana Mattice, Brian Hicks, Malinda Fisher, Benjamin Albert and Jerry Albert; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Turnbull was predeceased by his wife, Marie Frair Turnbull, with whom he lived happily in Pennsylvania for many years. His brother, John Turnbull and sister, Isabell Winters, also predeceased him.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 3 until 5 p.m. with funeral services conducted at 5 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown, NY 12095.

Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 6701 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

Contributions in James’ memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com