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Jordan B. "Terry" Turizziani
Lorain Bowling Association Hall Of Fame Inductee
Age 96
Born: November 20, 1923   Died: September 11, 2020

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Jordan Bruno Turizziani, born November 20, 1923, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed

away on September 11, 2020, at the Ohio Veterans’ Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Norma,

his wife of 68 years, died in 2018. He is survived by three sons, Robert, Brian, and

Randy and their families, as well as his sister-in-law, Shirley Cambria.

Terry served in the U.S. Army during World War II, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He saw action in Germany at the end of the European war. After crossing the Rhine, he

was offered a lieutenancy but declined the promotion since it would have extended his

time in Europe. He returned to the U.S. following the end of conflict in the Pacific and

the general demobilization of U.S. troops.

Terry returned to Clairton but soon left for Lorain where he raised a family, and spent the

remainder of his life. He began work at U.S. Steel and stayed for more than 40 years.

He met Norma Jean Karabogdan at Rapter’s Restaurant in Lorain. They were married

on June 17, 1950. Terry found the time to continue his education at what was then

Cleveland College. He continued learning throughout his life, gaining a teaching

certificate in electrical instruction following his retirement from U.S. Steel. He also

became a Notary Public and earned a realtor’s license.

During the years of raising a family, Terry founded Buckeye Electric and did mostly

residential electrical work while maintaining his job at U.S. Steel. Despite long work

days, Terry was an avid sportsman. He learned to love golf after the war, skied during

and before the war, and was inducted into the Lorain Bowling Association’s Hall of

Fame. He was proud of his certificate from the Pro Golfers’ Association (PGA) in

recognition of his only hole-in-one. He gave his time happily to the Rebman B Bowling

League and still found the time to take is family on annual vacations.

In Terry’s words: “ One of the best vacations I took, other than family vacations, was the

Honor Flight to Washington, DC. This was called Honor Flight and was for WWII vets to

visit our memorial in DC. My friend, Jerry “Bruno” Bennett drove us to Cleveland and we

were briefed at the airport about our trip. We were given white tee shirts to wear on our

trip. The front said ‘Honor Flight’ and the back said ‘If you can read this, thank a teacher;

If you can read this in English, thank a vet.’ We boarded a two engine jet and in less

than two hours landed in Baltimore, MD. There we boarded a bus to DC. At the WWII

memorial, we were given a camera to use and all the bottled water we wanted. Each

group was assigned an aid to help us. Directions, wheelchair use, pushing...we took

group pictures with the view of the memorial. The WWII memorial is very large and

impressive; we saw the Vietnam Wall of Names, and the Iwo Jima ‘Raising of the Flag.’

But the most impressive one to me was the Korean display. It shows a squad out on

patrol. A point man (dangerous), radio man, and the rest of the squad. Must be

awesome to see at night.”

Terry’s family includes sister-in-law Shirley, niece Roslyn, daughter-in-law Dar and son

Brian’s children Brian and Monica, as well as daughter-in-law Mary and Randy’s family,

Alecia, Colin, Brandon, and great-grandson Kolton.

Terry led a long, good life and will always be loved and remembered by those left


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