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In Memory

Louis Charles Temme - Class Of 1936

Here are a few details about my father's life.

Louis Charles Temme

     He was drafted in 1944 and sent to Frankfurt Germany at the end of the war in 1945 during the massive cleanup of the bombed city.  He attained the rank of Sergeant and was in charge of an Army motor pool.

     Dad used his Mastbaum education in many different ways.  Upon returning from the war, he renovated a fixer upper home in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood using all of his electrical, plumbing, and masonry skills.  It became our family’s home until we moved to the Far Northeast. At one point he wanted to try to enter the architecture profession, and he went so far as to start to take courses. 

     He never went to college or community college, nevertheless, through continuing education and life experience he eventually became a self taught mechanical engineer.  He worked for Munro Corp in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., designing and building specialized machinery, bailers and separators for the paper board industry.  Later he became president of that firm. 

     Dad had three sons, and he and his brother Howard Temme were members of the Masonic Lodge #72 in Center City Philadelphia.

     Dad died on April 17, 1987 (Good Friday that year) at Albert Einstein Hospital, during an operation to repair an abdominal aortic aneurism.  He was 68 years old.

The Rev. Lou Temme