Reginald S. Turner, 63, educator

April 21, 2006

Reginald Stewart Turner, a retired Baltimore public school principal and world traveler, died of cancer Monday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Woodlawn resident was 63.

Mr. Turner was born in Baltimore and raised in Turners Station. He was a 1960 graduate of Sollers Point High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1964 from what is now Morgan State University. In 1972, he earned a master's degree in education from Loyola College. He had completed 30 hours of work toward his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1964, he began his teaching career in Baltimore County public schools. He switched to city public schools when he began teaching at Garrison Middle School. He was on the faculty of Francis M. Wood Alternative High School before being appointed assistant principal at Booker T. Washington Middle School.

Mr. Turner was principal of Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School from 1990 until 1996, when he retired.

He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a member of the Delta Lambda chapter. He was a past president of the Johns Hopkins University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.

Mr. Turner was an active member and block captain of the Woodmore Estates Neighborhood Association.

He enjoyed gospel music and taking steamship cruises. He traveled through the Panama Canal twice and took cruises to South America and Hawaii.

Mr. Turner was a member of Greater St. John Baptist Church, 209 Walnut Ave., Turners Station, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Margie L. Woods, a homemaker; two daughters, Nahketah Denise Hinton of Woodlawn and LaKeisha Sharia Coleman of Rosedale; an aunt; and several nieces and nephews.

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