Douglas W. “Turkle” North
CAMBRIDGE — Douglas W. “Turkle” North, 76, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at UMSMC at Dorchester. He was born in Cambridge on May 14, 1940, and was a son of the late Milton Davis North and Louise Wheatley North.
Turkle graduated from Cambridge High School. He was a waterman most of his life, serving on the Oyster Committee for many years, a charter member of the Waterman’s Association, and worked at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Turkle enjoyed working in his shop and loved to cut grass. He was first married to Lee Sanzone Hudson and later in Sept. 1982, he married the former Mildred Hurley.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred North; a daughter from his first marriage, Marie Davis and husband Rob; a stepson, Ricky Hubbard and his friend Jimmy Keyes, all of Cambridge; a grandson, Robert Davis; a great granddaughter, Katherine Davis and her mother Deanna Parker, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Turkle was preceded in death by a brother, Davis North.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Spedden, Frankie Peters, Gene Bright, Herbie Messick, Larry Dail, Jamie Doehlert and Richard Wilson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge, with Pastor Dave Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663 or to Thomas Funeral Home, P.A., 700 Locust St., Cambridge, MD 21613, to help defray funeral expenses.
DOUGLAS W. “TURKLE” NORTH