Gregory S. Turner

Gregory S. Turner was born in Eastham and grew up in a house located on what we now call "The Village Green."  He had two brothers and four sisters.  He was a graduate of the Orleans High School.

As a young child, he spent alot of time at the Eastham Public Library as it was just down the street from his home.  It became his "second living room."  

As an adult, he became a self employed carpenter following in the footsteps of his father who was a boat builder.  He was extremely well respected in his profession; was considered by many to be a "master carpenter" and was enormously proud of his beautiful tools.  He was an avid reader, loved books of an historical nature and good crime novels.  In addition, he enjoyed politics and research regarding stocks and bonds.  He was a quiet man who loved cats, the Homeport Restaurant in Orleans and Progresso Soup.  

Greg died in 2003 at the young age of 66 and in his will bequeathed real property and vehicles to the Eastham Public Library which were sold.  Some of these monies were later used toward the design of the new Eastham Public Library which was completed in 2016.  As a result, the Eastham Public Library Board of Trustees voted to name the large program room The Gregory S. Turner Meeting Room.  His family believe he would be extremely pleased to have the room named in his honor.