Henry S. Turek – August 22, 2019

Henry S. Turek, 86, of Cliffside Park, NJ, formerly of Hoboken, NJ, passed away on August 22, 2019.The world lost a great man on August 22nd as Henry S. Turek passed peacefully surrounded by his daughter Lorene Turek, and grandchildren Tiffani Ann Garabedian, Ronnie Garabed, and Brittany Garabed. Most will remember as the depth of Henry’s kindness and heart were measured in his gracious nature and willingness to help anyone who needed assistance. Built on this foundation, Henry shared nearly 65 years with the love of his life, his wife Nancy Turek and has rejoined her following her recent passing. Together with Nancy, Henry welcomed the joys of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the life they built.

A proud veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War, Henry exemplified service to his country and made it memorable to all around him. In his community, Henry was a legend, well-known for his business Paul’s and Son TV, which he started with his father in Hoboken and eventually moved the business to Cliffside Park. If he wasn’t fixing your TV, he was installing your air conditioner. After retiring, Henry enjoyed his time driving the senior bus for the Cliffside Park Housing Authority. Other joys in his life included his trips to California visiting his son and granddaughter, drives up to Nyack and Piermont, and watching his favorite teams with his family, including the Yankees, NY Giants, NJ Devils, Anaheim Ducks, and Fresno State Bulldogs.

Henry’s memory will always be cherished by his loving children including his daughter Lorene Turek and Paul Turek, his beloved grandchildren including Tiffani Ann Garabedian, Ronnie Garabed, Brittany Garabed, and Kayla Marie Turek, his cherished great-grandchildren, including Gabriella Morales, Rocco Morales, and Valentina Morales, as well as his dear sisters, including Claire Furino and Patty Narcisco.

When his twinkling blue eyes closed for good, it was a peaceful and graceful way of him tipping his hat to the rest of us and wishing us love and kindness in his absence.


Visitation for Henry will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (Corner of Seventh and Washington Streets, parking on Seventh). A prayer service will also be held during the visitation at 7:30 PM. Cremation private.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

5 thoughts on “Henry S. Turek – August 22, 2019

  1. A truly wonderful man and family… May God Bess the Turek family… Patrick Meehan, “Old” Hoboken…

  2. Hank was a wonderful man full of. Fun catering loved his family he was always there for everyone may he rest in peace

  3. Henry Turek was the best father-in-law in the entire world. He was so patient and kind. I will miss his visits and our morning coffee run. My heart is aching knowing you are gone. My continued prayers to my husband Paul, Lorene, Tiffany, Ronnie, and the entire Turek Family. It warms my heart knowing that your beautiful wife Nancy will be waiting for you with open arms and you can be together in paradise, with no more pain and continued love.

  4. Deepest condolences to the Turek family for the loss of both Nancy (“Nan”) and Henry (“Pops”). My heartfelt thoughts go out to all of you in this time of sorrow.

    I have some very fond memories of them both during my visits to New Jersey and New York which will always bring a smile to my face. I’m sure they would want you all to cherish their memory with a warm smile and a good laugh as well. Such a wonderful love story of two great people.

    It was an honor having them in my life for such a brief time.

    Dave Earwood

  5. It was a pleasure meeting both Nancy and Henry when they renewed they vows in Grenada a few years ago. Their sweet soft spoken voices would forever be etched in my mind. The many stories they told, the jokes they gave and the many hugs they distributed will never be forgotten. May both their souls rest in perpetual peace and may God be with the bereaved family in these sad times. Especially Dr. Paul Turek.

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