Robert B. Temple, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. TV technician and a Korean War veteran, died Friday at the Longview Nursing Home in Manchester of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.
The son of Burnett Franklin Temple, a city housing inspector, and Hazel Saunders, a homemaker, Robert Burnett Temple was born and raised in the city's Pimlico neighborhood.
Mr. Temple was a 1948 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954, where he was an aviation mechanic aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain during the Korean War.
After being discharged from the Navy, he worked until 1963 as a brakeman for the old Pennsylvania Railroad. He then opened Gardenville TV repair shop, which he operated for several years before selling the business.
From 1969 until 1983, Mr. Temple worked as a TV technician for BGE.
The former Gardenville resident moved to Westminster in 1971, and in 1999 moved to Davenport, Fla. In 2009, Mr. Temple and his wife, the former Geraldine "Gerri" Barton, moved to Brightview Westminster Ridge, a senior living community in Carroll County.
In his earlier years, Mr. Temple enjoyed roller skating. He also liked camping.
A celebration of Mr. Temple's life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Brightview Westminster Ridge, 505 High Drive.
In addition to this wife of 62 years, Mr. Temple is survived by two sons, Robert Temple of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Randall Temple of Minneapolis; two daughters, Robin Temple of Westminster and Debbie Temple of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.