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December 19, 1921 - November 14, 2015 Hubert A. Temple Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on November 14th, surrounded by his loving family. Hugh began a long and successful career in real estate development in 1955 by founding the Temple Companies, a family owned company that continues to function and grow today. During this time, Hugh built more than 5,000 homes in numerous subdivisions, several condominium and townhouse projects, as well as various commercial properties. In addition, the company developed thirty-eight manufactured home communities with over ten thousand home sites nationwide. His unyielding integrity and wealth of knowledge earned him an outstanding reputation for producing exceptional homes and properties. During his career, Hugh contributed to the home building industry on both the state and national levels. Hugh served as the president of the California Building Industry Association after having served as the president of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. He also served on the board of the National Association of Home Builders, being appointed to its newly created education foundation, where he further served as chairman of its Public Relations, Manufactured Home Communities, and Specialized Housing committees. He was later named a life director of the NAHB. Born in Los Angeles in 1921, Hugh attended Manuel Arts High School and later joined the U.S.Navy, from which he was honorably discharged after World War II. Hugh was an accomplished pilot who once flew his single engine Bonanza airplane solo from Southern California to Gnome Alaska, and he flew regularly through Mexico to Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco, with his wife in the passenger seat. He was an avid boater and water skier, teaching every member of his family, as well as their friends, to single slalom ski. He enjoyed travel to Europe, China, Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and many other exotic locations. He was a regular jogger and 10K runner, who devotedly rose at 5:10 am each morning to begin his days with the sunrise, except Sunday by marital decree. He was a faithful USC Trojans fan, donor and lifetime member of the USC Associates. Most of all, he was a devoted father and loving husband. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linnette; his three children Hugh Temple, Jr., Brian Temple and Tracie Temple-Brown; his six grandchildren, Noah, Charlie, Kayla, Ewan, Sean and Brendon, and his two great grandchildren Reese and Elizabeth.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2015
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