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Charles R. Temple

January 16, 1938 - September 24, 2009
Visitation
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Monday 9/28
Service
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Monday 9/28

Charles R. ?Randy? Temple, 71, of Hopewell Twp. passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Heritage Valley Beaver. Born January 16, 1938, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Lillie (Schilo) Temple. In addition to his parents Randy was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Robert E. Temple andContinue Reading

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'Bud' Temple left a message on November 30, -0001:
My brother Randy has been gone now for just five days, and I miss him already. I know that he will always remain a loving presence in my life, just as it has been with my brother Bob in the two years that he has been gone, my mother in the six years since she left us, and my Dad in the thirty-five years since his passing. I love you Randy, Richard 'Bud' Temple Center Twp.
Donna Corso left a message on September 26, 2009:
Although I didn't know Randy very well, I saw him every few years at family gatherings at my sister Ellen's and he always seemed like a gentle soul...a quiet, mysterious man. My main memory of him is from Ellen and Bud's wedding in which I was a starry-eyed young bridesmaid and he was the handsome best man. Now he's involved in another kind of celebration...a joyous reunion with those who preceded him. Where there's an ending, there's also a beginning. Welcome to your new beginning, Randy. Peace be with you. Sending my thoughts especially to Bud in the loss of his brother, and to Ellen and all the family. Love, Donna
Jim Temple left a message on September 26, 2009:
I will always cherish memories of Uncle Randy. I remember many conversations sitting in his living room either alone with him or while visiting Mummum. The earliest memory I have of him is from a trip I took with him and my grandfather (Papa) to Gettysburg. I was probably no older than five or six. We were in a gift shop which also housed a theater that Papa showed an historical movie he made on the battle of Gettysburg. I remember Uncle Randy bought me a plastic toy sword which resembled the ones used in battle. On a trip a few years back with my dad and cousin Randy, we visited that gift shop and they were still selling the same type of sword. Just a week back during a visit with Uncle Randy at the hospital, he asked me if I remembered that trip. I explained to him that the only memory I had was that he bought me that sword. I am happy to have been able to spend a fair amount of time with him this summer. After his release from the hospital in May, I spent many days trying to teach him how to use the new digital converter box he had purchased. Then more recently, I visited several times while in the hospital, the most recent being just two days before he died. I will miss my Uncle and the times we spent together. Jim Temple Center Twp. PA
Lisa Temple Reed left a message on September 25, 2009:
I recall being almost afraid of my Uncle Randy when I was small. He was a large man and I was for some reason intimidated by his size. But as I got older, I realized what a good conversationalist he was. He was a very interesting man. The most vivid memory about him from when I was younger was a unique Christmas gift he gave my siblings and me. He had three envelopes, each containing money. Two of them contained $25 and one with $50. We each got to choose which one we wanted and, being the youngest, I think I had to choose last. Mine had the $50 in it and I was so excited! (That was a lot of money back then!). Another year, he gave us a full-sized pinball machine for Christmas - we were the envy of the neighborhood kids! I'll miss him and, like my cousin Tammy, pray he's reunited with his brother, niece, and parents. God bless him!
Tammy Temple Day left a message on September 25, 2009:
I have two special memories that I would like to share about my times with my Uncle Randy. During one of my childhood visits to my grandparent's home, Big Randy (that's what we called him because my older brother was called "Little" Randy)called me over to him. He had recently returned from a trip to the desert southwest and had gifts for us kids. He held out a closed fist to me and gave me a silver necklace that had an Indian head dime in it. I think this was my first piece of jewerly. I was so proud to have it, and even happier to think that he thought I was old enough to have it. I still have this necklace, probably because my mother wisely "kept" it safe for me for years!! Many years later I made another trip to visit my PA relatives after living in Germany for three years. I made this trip with my mother-in-law and three children aged 6, 4, and 1. I have very fond memories of that visit. I remember Big Randy being around for the whole time we were there....that is wonderful in an of itself!!! Big Randy spent lots of time visiting with us on the back patio having great conversations. One afternoon he took me around to see some of the Temple landmarks and to visit with Aunt Pearl. The time he spent with us was very important to me. I will miss my Uncle. I am finding comfort in picturing PaPa, MumMum,my father(Bob), and Big Randy enjoying the "presence" of family. -Tammy Day 9-25-2009 Murfreesboro, TN
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