Bachelor, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1963.
Sports reporter, Cleveland News, 1940-1943; combat correspondent, Press Section 103 Infantry Division, 1945; copywriter, Beaumont & Hohman, Inc., Chicago, 1946-1957; broadcast director, McCann-Erickson Inc., Cleveland, 1957-1959; president, Editorial Features, Inc., Cleveland, 1959-1979; public affairs director, editor, American Automobile Association-Ohio Motorist, Cleveland, 1979-1994; president, Jerome Turk Comm., Inc., Cleveland, since 1995.
Private 1st class Infantry, 1943-1945. Member Association of Ohio Commodores (board of trustees 1984-1992, past grand commodore).
Married Patricia Dorothea Fashinger, May 5, 1951 (deceased July 1992). Children: Patricia Ann Horvath, Francis J., Joel Brian, James Gerard.