Guyon Wolf Turner, age 80, Audubon, died Saturday at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Carol Isby Nichols. The couple was married over 25 years.
Guy had over forty years of career experience involving corporate finance, venture capital and top management in several firms creating dynamic growth in the communications industry. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of Windsor Sheffield & Co. in Haverford.
Born February 20, 1942 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Frank V. K. and Barbara (Buehler) Turner. He was a high school graduate of The Hotchkiss School, where his grandfather was Headmaster. Guy received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Jefferson College and earned his MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. He honorably served in the US Army as a Sergeant, serving in the Vietnam War in Germany.
After serving in the US Army, he worked in executive and management roles at Prudential Insurance, US Radio, WROC (CBS station, Rochester), Viacom, WOLF-TV 56 (FOX station, Scranton), Pegasus Communications and Windsor Sheffield & Co. He also formed many companies including Greater Philadelphia Venture Capital, a start-up venture capital firm in Philadelphia, KB Prime Media and Freedom Valley Media.
Guy held numerous professional and civic affiliations including: Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners and Cable Television Advisory Committee, Bush-Cheney FCC Transition Team, AHAB Family Trust Trustee Trust founded by Ragan Henry, The Union League Marketing Committee, Foreign Policy Research Institute, ALTV (Association of Local Television Stations) and John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum Association. With his love of history and travel he joined the Orders & Medals Society of America in 1969. He chaired the 2003 and 2007 conventions in Philadelphia, with "the Mummers" as entertainment.
Guy was a true gentleman and a kind and loving father and husband. He lived many places (New York, Mississippi, Connecticut, New Mexico, Philadelphia) which gave him such a broad life experience. Guy enjoyed reading, following current events and politics, researching genealogy and mentoring. He also enjoyed travel, history and collecting militaria.
Also surviving: two daughters: Elizabeth T. DiRusso and husband Thomas N. DiRusso, Bolton, MA Katherine B. Turner and husband Michael E. Kelker, Bettendorf, IA; a stepdaughter Nadine N. Dixon and Richard K. Dixon, Factoryville, two stepsons: James E. Nichols and wife Monica S. Nichols, Richmond, VA, Jeffrey J. Nichols and wife Diana G. Nichols, New Castle, CO; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Guy is also survived by the mother of his children, Judith Turner.
The funeral will be Saturday with a celebration of life services at 1pm at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 12pm to 1pm. Interment with military honors will be Clarks Green Cemetery. After interment, a reception will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice or the Orders & Medals Society of America.