Peter M. Turrini
San Rafael, California
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx DECATUR -- James L. Brewster, 87, of Decatur formerly of Mattoon, died, Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois, with Pastor Cliff Jones officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour before services at the Church. Burial with Military Honors by the Macon County Honor Guard will follow at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorial Contributions would be appreciated to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois or The Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi, Illinois. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. James was born February 26, 1930 in Hume, Illinois, the son of Furlin and Nola Leona(Grisamore) Brewster. He worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company, he later owned the WIlderness Inn Steakhouse, he owned and operated GeoThermal Oil and Gas, and retired from Prudential Insurance Company. James was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was Chairman of the Coles County Board and Supervisor of North Okaw Township. James enjoyed gardening and watching and caring for his birds. James married Donna Annis on August 29, 1954 in Mattoon and she survives. Surviving are his wife Donna of Decatur; Sons Kevin Brewster and wife Mary Kay of Normal, Il, and Darwin Brewster and wife Connie of Decatur; grandchildren Adam, Jason, Wesley and wife Rebecca, Kaylee, Melody, Emily, Devin, Michael Catherine and Grace; great-grandchildren Isaac and Deborah; sister Patricia Horn and husband Kenneth of Ohio. James was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Wanda Gentry and Marilyn Brewster. Please sign the family guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Peter M. Turrini Passed peacefully amidst family on December 14, 2018 at the age of 87. Pete was born on September 29, 1931 in San Rafael. He was the last living of ten offspring born to Marina and Peter Turrini of Livemmo, Italy.
Pete was the quintessential resident of old San Rafael. He attended St. Raphael's School and San Rafael High School, and was a long-time parishioner at St. Raphael's Church.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, stationed on the U.S.S. Skagit in the Korean Peninsula.
Pete retired as Captain from the San Rafael Fire Department after a thirty year career. First and foremost, Pete was devoted to his family, and was never happier than when spending time with them. He was our story-teller, fix-it man, protector, confidante, teacher, and provider. He split his time on the golf course between playing the game and foraging streams for orphaned balls. He will be missed by all, but remembered deeply for his devotion to family and friends, work ethic, and good humor.
He is survived by Lucy Turrini, his loving wife of 59 years; sons Peter and Joe, and daughters Julie and Christina, as well as their spouses Rebecca Zapanta, Lisa Woodward, Matt Lieber-man, and Alessandro Patrignani; grandchildren, Aldrin, Leahnna, Joel, Gracie, Lucy, and Gio, and great grandchild Jayelle.