Gwendolyn Lee Turzak


Gwendolyn Lee Turzak, 80, of Sharpsville, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Friday ( June 14, 2019) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Turzak was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Greenville, a daughter of Clair and Mildred "Oneita" (Bortz) McCormick. She was a 1956 graduate of the former Penn High School, Greenville.
Gwendolyn was employed for nine years at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and retired with 20 years of service in the accounts payable department of the former Packard Electric Corp., Warren, Ohio.
Gwendolyn was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Sharon.
She was a genuinely kind, caring person who always thought of others and helped anyone in need. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
During summers she ran her exciting "Grammy Camp" where she watched her grandchildren and many of their friends.
She enjoyed going to car shows with her husband, visiting her daughters, day trips with her friends, reading, watching game shows and sports.
Throughout her years, she was a member of card clubs, bowling leagues and the Sharpsville Racquet Club. She was a fan of the Clevelend Cavaliers, LeBron James and Dale Earnhardt.
She is survived by: her husband, Louis "Neal" Turzak, whom she married Aug. 12, 1961; two daughters, Cami Adiletto, of Warminster, and Dr. Cara Wylie and her husband Dr. James, of Denver; two grandchildren, Eric and Mallorie Adiletto; a great-granddaughter, Adalynn; a sister, Ruthann Jarrett and brother-in-law, Wayne, of Hermitage; and a sister-in-law, Jolene Meacham, of Lawndale, N.C.; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Gwendolyn was preceded in death by an infant brother, William McCormick.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Cleveland Clinic Philantrophy Institute for Women's Health in memory of Gwendolyn Turzak, Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio, 44193-1655.

Gwendolyn Lee, 80, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday (6-18-19) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Mass of Christian burial: Noon Tuesday in the church, with Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Entombment: St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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4 posts

The Hosa family
Jun 23, 2019
Neal and family,
Our deepest sympathy, she was such a wonderful person and neighborhood friend. We will miss her. May she Rest In Peace.
Colleen Alter
Jun 22, 2019
It is with deepest regrets that I read Gwen's obituary. I knew her years ago and she was a great person. She will be missed. Deepest sympathy.
Kelly Hickman
Jun 19, 2019
You have all been in my thoughts. So sorry I could not make it to hug you all. Gwen was an amazing woman and mom. We were all so close growing up. I have so many great memories of our childhood and your momI enjoyed our talks catching up with your lives after yins left home. She was so proud of you both. Take care friends, with love, Kelly
Jim Gill
Jun 17, 2019
Neal and family
Sympathy to you on the passing of Gwen, We will pray that you have comfort,
Jim and Carol Gill
New Castle Pa