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Lloyd "Floyd" J. Temple
October 28, 1957 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Lloyd J. Temple "Floyd" of Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey (formerly of Philadelphia) passed away at home on September 27, 2023 after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Donald and Mary Bender (Allen) (nee Armbruster) on October 28, 1957.
Floyd was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, in St. Anne's Parish. It was here that he met many lifelong friends and eventually the love of his life, Patty. Floyd attended St. Anne School and then Hackett School and entered the workforce at a very young age. He was always a hard worker and a jack of all trades, from truck driving to bartending and anything in between. Up until his retirement he was a truck driver for Wayne Moving and Storage, where he worked for over 20 years.
Floyd always had an eye for nice things and this showed throughout his life. He was a "snazzy" dresser and always looked great, no matter the occasion. He bought the nicest gifts for those he loved and he would put so much thought into each gift. Even though he always waited until the last minute, he always found the perfect gifts even if that meant shopping on Christmas eve. He loved to shop at boutiques and specialty shops but would never hesitate to "trash pick" a treasure if he thought someone could use it. Floyd was always doing projects around the house and was always making improvements to his home. However, he was banned from the power tools. He also prided himself in being a "pool enthusiast", just ask his neighbors....
More than anything, Floyd loved his family. His wife Patty was his soul mate and anyone who knew them could attest to that. It was very rare to see Floyd without Patty as the two did everything together. He was so proud of his children and loved to talk about them and their accomplishments. Floyd also loved being a Pop-Pop and was involved in every aspect of his grandchildren's lives. He was their biggest supporter and could be spotted on the sidelines of all of their events, giving them his famous "thumbs up".
To know Floyd was to love him. He was kind, caring and generous. He had a heart of gold and the best sense of humor. Floyd was the best storyteller because he had the most interesting and crazy experiences in his life, which he always took in stride. Floyd was a wonderful family man and friend to many. He will be missed tremendously by all those who knew and loved him.
Floyd is the beloved husband of Patricia A. "Patty" (nee Galasso). Devoted father to Brittney Jowett (David), Joseph Kelly (Gina), and Crystal DelQuadro (Andrew). Loving Pop-Pop to Anthony, Andrew, Sophie, Benjamin, David, Declan, Maxine, and Mia. Dear brother of Donald Temple (Florence) and Allen Bender (Lisa). Sadly missed by his wonderful caretaker and sister-in-law Mary, his furbaby Gertie, his extended family, and his many many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Tuesday October 3, 2023 beginning at 9am in St. Anne Church (lower) 2328 East Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia PA 19125 followed by his funeral mass at 11am. Interment private.