On April 8, Phil passed away peacefully in the presence of his family and friends at the age of 52 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Phil, a 27-year leukemia survivor, grew up in Artesia, CA, and was a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, CA where he owned and operated Clean and Happy Window Washing. He is survived by his mother, Janice; brothers, Bryan and Kirk (Cathleen) and nephew, Garrett Anthony. There will be a visitation at White’s Funeral Home, Bellflower on Monday, April 18 from 4-8 p.m. A celebration service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bellflower, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Christian Schools Endowment Fund, 10818 Artesia Blvd., Cerritos, CA90703 | P: 562.860.0556. Please sign the guestbook at www.caringbridge.org/visit/philliptempleman. (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/philliptempleman.%20White%E2%80%99s
) White's Funeral Home (562) 867-2741.
Please take some time to read all the wonderful stories that are being posted about Phil (posted in the Guestbook and journal comments). Everyone has many a story about him, and pictures from all phases of his life and your interactions with him that tell a wonderful story about who he is and his infectious personality. So I'm asking you to spread the word about this site to all you know that were friends of Phil and to please share your stories and pictures in the Guestbook. Have fun with it so we as a family and all you as his friends can experience the way he lived his life.
Phil would want us all to laugh and spread his love for life and PEOPLE. To do as he did and take the time to give someone a phone call, meet for coffee, stop by for a visit, have breakfast, lunch or dinner together. Phil did it the old fashioned way, making time for people and investing in them. What a wonderful gift he had and blessed with others.