Dorothy M. Temprine, 77, of Larksville passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1935, in Duryea, and spent her childhood years growing up in Avoca. Dorothy was the daughter of the late John Morris and Lottie Pitcavage Morris. At the age of 16, Dorothy was singing and dancing for a local broadcasting company. She also recorded several records of popular songs.
Dorothy attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Avoca High School as the valedictorian. She achieved a bachelor of science degree from College Misericordia in education and a master's degree in reading from Lehigh University.
She was employed as a reading specialist by the Wyoming Valley West School District (Main Street Elementary), retiring after 30 years of teaching.
Dorothy was always actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was very family-orientated and shared her encouraging nature with those she encountered, whether it be in an educational setting or as a member of the community. Dorothy was very artistic, loved playing the piano, enjoyed putting together puzzles, planting flowers and creating culinary delights.
She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Vincent's Church, which is currently All Saints Parish, Plymouth, and All Saints Parish, Plymouth.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Mayor John J. Temprine Sr., with whom she enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his passing in 2001. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Brush and her husband, Ted, Mountain Top; her son, John Temprine Jr. and his wife, Joanne, Avoca; her son, Jim Temprine, Larksville; her daughter, Marie O'Boyle and her husband, Pat, Mountain Top; her grandsons, Joey Temprine, Patrick O'Boyle, Jason Temprine, William O'Boyle, John O'Boyle, Theodore Brush and Lonnie O'Boyle; her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth, with the Rev. Robert Kelleher officiating. Interment will be in St Vincent's Cemetery, Larksville. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.