Visitation at Main Service
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday, January 9, 2023
Saint Cyprian Catholic Church
63rd Street & Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Obituary of Gloria Gaines Temple
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Gloria Maxine (nee' Gaines) Temple, 97, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died December 30, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. Gloria was the only child born to Bernice (nee' Kelly) and Joseph Bernard Gaines. She was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 25, 1925. She was raised in Atlantic City by her aunt, Carrie Gaines Russell along with Carrie's daughter, Dorothea Russell. The two girls were like sisters. Gloria attended New Jersey Avenue School and later graduated from Atlantic City High School. She worked as a waitress at Shamitz's Kosher Guest House and Restauranton Iowa Avenue. In high school she met Ambrose Eugene Temple, III. The two later married and had six children, Ambrose, IV, Benjamin, Toni, Bruce, Gloria and Donna Marie Temple. They later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they made a home. Gloria worked as a baker for the Philadelphia Public Schools for more than 35 years until her retirement. Gloria enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-children. She is predeceased by: her sons, Ambrose and Benjamin. She is survived by: her children, Gloria Temple Epperson (Edward), Bruce Temple (Sylvia), Toni Temple & Donna Marie Temple Teal; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be 10AM, Monday, January 9, 2023, Saint Cyprian Catholic Church, 63rd Street & Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where friends may call from 9AM.