Obituary of Christopher L. Temple
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The Lord decided it was time for mom and dad to be reunited. So, on July 26th, He took dad Home to rejoin her. Chris was predeceased by his parents, Chris and Betty Temple; his wife Frieda, the love of his life; two of his many grandchildren Stephen and Aaron and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He leaves behind his four children Chris Temple, Ann (Drew) Santacroce, John Temple and Joe (Lynette) Temple, his other "daughter", Susan Luce Temple, his many grandchildren, an ever-growing number of great grandchildren, sister-in-law Ann Watkins and brother-in-law Steve Diana all of whom will miss him dearly. Chris attended school at St Patrick's Academy and Harpur College in Binghamton, NY before going on to begin his career in sales. He was working for JC Penney Co when the Korean War began. He enlisted and spent much of his time as an NCO in charge of supply at a SAC base in French Morocco. After his discharge, he put his gift of gab to good use returning to sales in a variety of fields, most notably with 3M Company until his retirement in 1992. During retirement, he and Frieda spent time helping at St. Patrick's food pantry; traveling to Maine "God's country" and to MT & WI to visit the grandkids. Chris spent his final months at Good Shepherd Fairview Home where he received excellent and loving care. We would like to thank the entire staff for their dedication to his care and their determination to do what it took to provide for his needs. We would also like to thank Dr Thomas Martin who took great care of him before his entry into assisted living. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 30th at 11am at St Patrick's Church, corner of Oak and Leroy Streets, Binghamton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris's memory may be made to St Patrick's food pantry. The Mass will be livestreamed at tinyurl.com/12w5eun.
Friday, July 30, 2021
St. Patrick's Church
9 Leroy St.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Final Resting Place
501 Fairview St.
Johnson City, New York, United States