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Patricia L. Turin

Patricia Luttrell Turin known lovingly to all as Amber, died on April 9, 2011 from complications related to fighting cancer. Her legacy lay in the nurturing of others. She provided this care for family, friends and those she touched through her positions as Teacher, Teacher's Aid, and Facilitator for the growth and development of many in the handicapped community. She approached every day with a passionate plan to experience life with sensitivity and artistry. Her connection to her world was defined by the appreciation of the smallest details that bring beauty to life's rhythm. Amber born Aril 11, 1948 in Newton, Massachusetts, grew up in Natick, and later moved to the Capital Region. Amber is previously deceased; her parents Jean and Jim Luttrell, Sister Peggy Brechet, and Nephew Ben Brechet. Amber is survived by; Husband Lars Turin, Sons Dan Uhlin, Brian Uhlin his wife Heather, Ethan Turin his partner Jenna, Kyle Turin his partner Danielle, Grand children Keir, Cade, and Brina Uhlin, Nephew Adam Brecht, Christina Stewart and her daughter Camille. Friends may call on Saturday, April 16, 2010 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont, followed by a memorial service at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Community Caregivers, 2113 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084


Patsy Luttrell was in my high school graduating class. We were on the same cheerleading squad. She was the sweetest, funniest, loveliest girl we knew. I lost touch with her over the years, but I am not at all surprised that she was a bright light to her family and her community. What a terrible loss. I will never forget her smile--it lit up any room she entered. Blessings to her family. I look forward to seeing her and laughing with her again in Heaven.

Linda Morrissey Haskins Apr 17 2011 12:00 AM

I never say my full name w/o thinking of Amber...many years ago,when she discovered that I really liked my given name,she encouraged me to make the switch...I remember that her thoughts were that all new aquaintances would only know me as "Suesanne" and the more I used it,the easier it would become....we had so many,many conversations over the years that reflected her ability to see things in positive and nurturing ways....our lives...Jim,myself,Sheila,Jim,Dan,Rebecca.and Heather will always be entwined with Amber,Lars,Dan,Brian,Ethan,and Kyle.....how blessed we have been and how very much we will miss her...

Suesanne and Jim Apr 15 2011 12:00 AM

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