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Memorial created 05-13-2015 by
Tiffany Ghiselin
Russell "Rusty" Tate Turner
December 31 1925 - March 3 2015

 Rusty's Obituary


We received the sad news today that long time CHRS member and former Secretary, Russ Turner passed away quietly this morning at his home in Palm Springs. Those of us who knew Rusty always found him to be a fine gentle person. He knew his radios inside and out and had an excellent collection. Rusty spent a great deal of his career repairing electric organs in churches and other places that had them. His other passion was collecting and repairing Hammond clocks. Rusty will be missed by many. He was 89. Rest In Peace old friend.

Link to Post

California Historical Radio Society 


 Russ Turner opened his own organ repair company in the early 1960s in the early days of the home organ boom. He worked with all of the organ dealers in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly four decades. During this time he also repaired other electronic products with a focus on radios, which he has collected for over 65 years. Russ provided an insightful overview of the Hammond Organ and the Lowrey Organ products beginning in the 1930s as well as the Hammond Clock Company’s innovations that led to producing electronic organs. 


 Russ' 1941 Cadillac 60 special

Link to Publication

The Arizona Region of the Calssic Car Club of America


Photo credit JACKUNYA

 Link to Celebration of Life Photos

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