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George C. Templeton, 76, who worked as a machine tender at Niacet Corp. for 30 years before retiring, died unexpectedly Wednesday (May 21, 2003) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda.

He was born in Sanborn, Pa., and attended schools in Pennsylvania before moving here in 1947.

Templeton served in the Navy during World War II.

He also drove cabs for United, LaSalle and Blue Taxi companies.

Templeton was a member of a tavern club called the Groundhoggers.

Survivors include four sons, Richard, Gerald and James, all of Niagara Falls, and Donald of San Diego; three sisters, Theora Smeal of Irvona, Pa., Marlene Schirm of State College, Pa., and Connie Wisor of Clearfield, Pa.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Bernice of Niagara Falls.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.

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