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Jean (Fuller) Temple

April 3, 1922 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 96)

Troy-Jean Fuller Temple, 96, of Woodrow Court passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Samaritan Hospital following a brief illness.

Born at Samaritan Hospital, Troy on April 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Frank Henry Fuller and Alice Bell Fuller, and wife of the late William J Temple Sr. 

Jean attended Troy High School where she excelled in foreign language, literature, art, math and science, and was the recipient of numerous awards, graduating in advance of her Class of 1940. 

Jean was an employee of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Freshman Dining Hall, as hostess and head clerk. Fluent in several languages, she very much enjoyed welcoming freshman students and their families, from across the United States and around the globe to RPI; assisting in any way to make their RPI experience enjoyable and memorable.  

She was a lifelong resident of Troy, enjoying gardening and the simple life of family, friends and neighbors. She had the ultimate no thrills personality, and avoided special attention or recognition for her achievements and goodwill. 

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia T. Beck Hanken, Americus, GA; two sons, William J. (Dawn) Temple Jr., Ballston Lake and Gary B. (Christine) Temple Niskayuna; her grandchildren, Eric Lance Beck, Americus, GA, Jennifer Beck Hiniker (David), Killeen TX, Hans Dieter Beck (Angela), Hendersonville, NC, Cory John Temple (Rebekah), Ballston Lake, Coty Beck, Brian Temple and Evan Temple; her step grandchildren, Joseph T. Connell III, Las Vegas, NV, Kendra Farstad, Niskayuna, and Erin Cleary (Shawn), Niskayuna ; seven great grandchildren, Sophia Beck, Paul Hiniker, Bella Loraine Farstad, Rylan Wesley Cleary, Quinn Jameson Cleary, Kellon Thomas Cleary, Vanessa Rose Temple, a sister Norma Claydon and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Donald, Nelson and Frank, predeceased her.

Special gratitude to neighbors, Laurie Chamberlain, Terry and Bobbi Marbley and Bobby Benson for the kindness, friendship and assistance they provided Jean over the years. And, thanks to Annina Grimes and Deandra Wilson for the care they provided as Jean’s Personal Home Assistants. 

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 5th, from 4-7PM at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 6th, at 11:00AM at the funeral home with Rev. Karyl Hopp, officiating.

Interment will be in the Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy.

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