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Perry Twining


Dr. Perry Ford Twining, age 85, of Taylors Island, MD, died early Saturday morning, August 13, 2011 at Mallard Bay Care Center, Cambridge.

Born on November 2, 1925 in Princess Anne, Maryland, he was the only son of five children to the late Harry Twining and Sally Ford Twining.

Perry worked on the family farm in Princess Anne, Maryland a child and grew to love animals including dairy cows, chickens and other farm animals. He joined the Future Farmers of America and excelled in animal science.

At the early age of 17, he joined the United States Navy where he was assigned to flight school where he was trained as a fighter pilot, however the war ended before he was deployed to carrier duty.

Using the V.A. bill, he attended Dartmouth University and later transferred to the University of Maryland to study poultry nutrition. After graduation he worked at the University while earning his PhD in Animal Nutrition. He served as the Associate Professor at the University of MD Extension Office. During this time he established the Beltsville MD Nutritional Development Center. This center was responsible for the development of the “Beltsville Turkey”, a traditional Thanksgiving meal that families still enjoy today.

In 1958, he married the former Erlyne Hastings.

Dr. Twining moved into the private sector as a consultant for various poultry companies until forming his own company, “Research and Consulting Associates” or RECON for short. He created feed formulation and growth analysis for companies including Perdue, Tyson and other nationally recognized names. This formulation was known as the Calorie: Protein Ration Concept, which involved the effect of energy level of the diet. He was one of the guest speakers at the 1st MD Poultry Nutrition conferences having been recognized at the 25th Silver Anniversary.

As the poultry industry grew and regional companies hired in-house nutritionists, Dr. Twining began traveling worldwide from Europe to South America helping countries with his knowledge until his retirement.

He was a leader in his industry and because of his experimental/nutritional work with the poultry industry he has brought us everything from the ideal Thanksgiving Turkey to the broiler chickens that grow from hatchlings to processing in eight weeks. His work is still a part of our daily lives … from the farm to the dinner table. Dr. Twining is one of Maryland’s quiet heroes, making a difference in the lives of families across America.

Surviving besides his wife of 53 years Erlyne H. Twining, are thee children Terry D. Twining, Dana Twining, Pamela Twining and all their families; step-daughter Sherry Dixon and family; sister Mary McDaniel and family.

Preceding him in death was a son Darryl Twining; three sisters Edna, Edith and Madge.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be Bill Venerable, brother-in-law to the deceased. Burial will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Mallard Bay Activities Fund, 525 Glenburn Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. To send online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com

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Facts Born: November 2, 1925
Place of Birth: Princess Anne, MD USA
Death: August 13, 2011
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA

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pamela twining i love you, dad! Always! you would have been proud, to see my book... the next one's dedicated to you... ;-) 08/30/2011 Julia A.Brucato To the Twining Family I am sorry for your loss my prayers are with you. If I can help in any way please let me know. Julie 08/17/2011 Brenda Miller So many memories of Perry come to my mind. One of my favorites is the day he loaded me and his dog Callahan on the tractor for a ride down a bumpy road, followed by worried family members convinced that we would surely fall off. 08/17/2011 Norma Ford Sorry to hear about your lost. We are from the Ford family in Fairmount, Maryland 08/16/2011 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Perry Twining c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 08/16/2011 Lucy & Walt Willis You're in our thoughts and prayers. 08/16/2011 Paimaan and Rebeca Lodhi Dear Twining Family, We're so sorry to hear about your loss. We are assured that you will be comforted by enduring and loving memories of Perry. We hope and pray that you will have strength during this time of loss. With lots of love, Paimaan and Rebeca Lodhi 08/16/2011 Lyn All my love to Sherry and Jade. 08/16/2011 Tommy Willey Sorry for your loss if you need anything just let me know 08/15/2011 Bill Venable Thanks for the Eastern Shore memories. 08/15/2011 Cleo Venable We enjoyed some good times in Alabama. 08/15/2011 Alice Holder We will miss you and your wit and humor will be with us forever. Alice Holder 08/15/2011 Greg and Amy Baskin Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness and loss. Love, Amy and Greg 08/15/2011 Karen Pinzolo Although I did not know Dr. Twining, I saw a lot of Dana while reading about him. He is a hero - thank you for this eloquent description of his life - I now understand the model Dana aspires to! 08/15/2011 Donald Leon & Angie Hastings Hello All, I am very sorry for your loss and if we can help in any way let us know. 08/15/2011 Bill Holder You have had a long hard road, Perry. Now, rest in peace. 08/15/2011

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