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June 25, 2013
Harold L. Tempest, 61, of 133 Spruce St., Tunkhannock, formerly of Millersville, passed away suddenly Tuesday in Montrose.
He was born on July 22, 1951, a son of the late Harold H. and Ann Winsco.
Harold was a graduate and class president of Mahanoy Area High School, Class of 1969. He received an associate degree in electronics from Ryder Technical. He worked for Hahn in Lancaster as a foreman. He also worked at UGI in Lancaster for 25-plus years as a welder until he retired in 2007.
After he retired, he and his wife of 39 years moved to Tunkhannock and continued to work for gas companies most recently with Williams Mainstream as a certified construction pipeline welding inspector.
Harold was a member of Moose Lodge 1276 in Tunkhannock and a social member of the VFW Post 7294 in Millersville. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, hunting, especially pheasants at Ringneck Ridge in Laceyville, Pa., fishing and watching NFL football games.
He especially enjoyed watching his daughters and their children participate in all of their sporting activities. Harold loved his family and friends very much. He had a big heart and a big smile and only wanted the best for his girls. He was a dedicated and driven worker, who was living his dream working on the pipeline in NEPA. Harold will be remembered and missed dearly by all.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Louise Tempest; and an infant grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Burke Tempest, whom he married on September 7, 1974; his daughters and their husbands, Colleen Tempest Newswanger (Cale), Tunkhannock, Kelly A. Myer (Scott), Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Stephanie Tempest Marino (Timothy), Pennsburg; and his grandchildren, Caden and Taryn Newswanger, Tunkhannock, Everett and Brennen Myer, Cape Girardeau, and Parker and Sadie Marino, Pennsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Lori Robinson of the Factoryville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sky-View Memorial Park in Tamaqua. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Harold's name to the Tunkhannock Baseball Association, c/o Bob Barkley, 116 Woodcrest Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Tunkhannock Gridiron Club, c/o Bob Richards, 38 West St., Tunkhannock, PA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in Republican & Herald on June 28, 2013