Richard G. ‘Bud’ Temple, 81, Center Township, passed away Saturday morning, August 13, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.Born June 3, 1935, in Aliquippa, he was the last surviving son of the late Robert L. and Lillie M. (Schilo) Temple. A graduate of Aliquippa High School and Geneva College, Bud proudly served in the US Navy during and after the period of the Korean War. During the Antarctic season of 1956-57, while serving under Task Group 43, and as a part of Navy Operation DEEP FREEZE, 11, he engaged in a penetration to the furthest reaches of the Weddell Sea, to Cape Adams, Antarctica, in order to build a wintering-over base for the scientific program of the United States National Committee, for the 1956-57 International Geophysical Year, and to gain knowledge of a coast which had never before been landed upon or successfully reached by ship. Upon his discharge Bud found employment as a teacher at Western Beaver School District, and later, after receiving his master’s degree from Westminster College, was employed by the Pennsylvania State Education Association as a field representative. Bud was a member of North Branch United Presbyterian Church in Center Township, where he was an ordained elder. Next to his wife, children and grandchildren, his passion in life was history, particularly genealogical history which allowed him membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Sons of the American Revolution and Winthrop Society, along with a membership in the Old Antarctic Explorers Association.He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Ellen M. (Davidson) Temple, whom he married in August 27, 1960; three children, James C. Temple and his wife, Roxanne, Laura R. (Temple) Buchanan and her husband, David, and Lisa T. (Temple) Reed and her husband, Rick; 11 grandchildren, Rachael Johnston, Jenny Temple, Brandon Temple, Blaine Buchanan, Ian Buchanan, Jordan Buchanan, Cameron Buchanan, Elise Reed, Katy Reed, Tyler Reed and Ellie Reed; a great-granddaughter, Ava June Johnston; a sister-in-law, Donna (Davidson) Corso and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his two brothers, Rev. Robert E. Temple and Charles R. ‘Randy’ Temple.Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at North Branch United Presbyterian Church, 139 North Branch Road, Center Township. His pastor, Rev. Deborah Huffmyer, will officiate.Full military honors will be presented at the church at 11:45 a.m. by the Beaver County Special Unit.He will be laid to rest at The Beaver Cemetery.Memorial donations may be given to North Branch United Presbyterian Church.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.