Deceased January 14, 1995, Trenton, Michigan.
William A. Turner Jr., 47, scientist at Wayne State
TRENTON, Mich.--Rocky River native William A. Turner Jr. was senior lecturer in biological sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received his doctorate and master's degree in that subject. He graduated from Rocky River High School and got his bachelor's degree at Albion College in Albion, Mich., where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Turner, 47, died Saturday of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Trenton. He was a noted scientist, having written many research papers about electron microscopy. He began his career studying developmental biology, but his latest work focused on studying the effects of high-tension electrical fields on mutation rates in plants. Mr. Turner was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society of Cell Biology, Sigma Xi, the Phi Sigma Society, the International Federation for Cell Biology and the Electron Microscopy Society of America. Survivors include his parents, Miriam D. and William A., both of Rocky River and Naples, Fla.; brother, Thomas M. of Shaker Heights; and nieces and nephews. Services were held in Riverview, Mich., Wednesday. Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer January 20, 1995.