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Penina Turner, 86, Registered Nurse and Lon​gtime School Counselor

January 8, 2009
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Penina Turner

Penina Turner (nee Pearl Turner, aka Pearl Siegel), 86, died Nov. 15, in Media.

Born in the Bronx, Turner attended Hunter College in New York City, and in 1947 earned a master's degree in nursing at Yale University.

Turner married Seymour Siegel in 1945 and raised a family of five children.

After a successful career as a registered nurse, she earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Turner pursued a long career in the Philadelphia school system as a counselor to young children. She later became a popular docent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

She was a member of Synagogue Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia.

Turner is survived by daughters Ellen Siegel, Deborah Siegel-Reamer, Lisa Sieg- el and Jessica Siegel; son Eric Siegel; two granddaughters; and her former husband, Seymour Siegel.

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