Robert Edward Turvene thumbnail

Robert Edward Turvene

April 6, 1928 - June 16, 2021

On June 16, 2021, Robert “Bob” Edward Turvene, 93 of Williamsburg, VA and
formerly of Bethesda, MD. from natural causes.  An Education
Specialist with the U.S. Department of Education, he retired in 1982 and moved
to Williamsburg in 1986, first living on Mill Neck Road with his wife, Betsy
Saunders Turvene, and currently in New Town Williamsburg.  Bob graduated from
William & Mary in 1953 with a B.A. in Philosophy, then served in the
U.S. Army before meeting Betsy in Williamsburg, marrying and moving overseas.
William & Mary has always been central to Bob’s life: frequently returning to
Williamsburg to visit, then retiring to Williamsburg and teaching in the
Department of Kinesiology and finally presenting a large donation of Chinese
antiques to the Muscarelle Museum of Art.  He is a longtime Buddhist but was
active in the Williamsburg Universal Unitarian (WUU) Church.

He is survived by two sons: David Turvene of Arlington, VA and Edward “Ted”
Turvene of Grand Blanc, MI; five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the
[WUU Endowment Fund](

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Robert by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

We appreciate all that Altmeyer Funeral Home provides to Beth Sholom Village.


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.