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Obituary for Robert N. Turken

Robert N. Turken, 75, of Tuckerton, N.J., formerly of Clifton, N.J., passed away on February 23, 2023. Born in Newark, N.J., Robert lived most of his younger years in Belleville, N.J. before moving to Clifton once married. He has lived in Tuckerton for the past 15 years after retiring. He was the director of labor relations for Public Service Electric and Gas in Newark, N.J. before retiring.

Predeceased by his brother, Allen Turken, he is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine Turken (nee: Matthews); loving sons, Robert Turken, and his wife, Emily, and Jason Turken, and his wife, Trisha; cherished grandchildren, Zachary, Rylie, Eleni, and Robbie Turken; and dear sister-in-law, Judy Turken.

Bob enjoyed boating, golfing and gardening at his homes in Tuckerton, NJ and Naples Florida. But, most important to him was the time spent with his family, especially his four grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 2-6 p.m. at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. Services begin on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.
The funeral liturgy will be offered at 10 a.m. at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Roseland, N.J. with interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, N.J. Memories and condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association,, or the American Cancer Society,