Patricia Ann "Pat" Temple (nee Towle), 75, of Lockport, passed away on November 17, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Pat was born in Laurel, Mississippi, on September 25, 1944 to Harvey Towle and Clyde Crawley.
She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 16 and settled in her beloved community of Lockport in 2002. Pat worked for over 20 years as a phlebotomist for Quest Diagnostics. Other roles included preschool teacher, realtor and nurse's aide for the elderly. Pat also served as a volunteer paramedic for Richland EMS in Pittsburgh. She attended Edinboro University where she achieved an associate's degree in education and graduated with a bachelor's degree in human resource management from Geneva College.
Those knew Pat will miss her warmth, kindness, humor and selfless spirit. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and unwavering faith. Pat was an active member of First Bible Baptist Church in Lockport where she had many dear friends. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, painting and swim aerobics. Most of all, she loved her family and cherished pets.
Pat is predeceased by siblings Alfred Towle, Johnny Towle, and Barbara Morgan; as well as by her daughter, Kimberly Joan Temple. She is survived by daughter, Ainslie (Gary) Cooper; son, Jeffrey (Shannon) Temple; and grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel (Emily), Collin and Alex.
Calling hours will be held Friday, November 22nd from 5-7 PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home with a memorial service at First Bible Baptist Church in Lockport to follow on Saturday, November 23rd at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Bible Baptist Church of Lockport, NY.
Published on November 19, 2019


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Joyce Kalback Huen
Nov 21, 2019
Pat and I were classmates at Franklin High in Murrysville. Once we realized that both of us live in western NY, we met for lunch just before our 50th high school reunion at the Poppyseed in Hamburg. Had a delightful lunch. She was such a sweet lady. My deepest sympathy.