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Gretl Temes

June 14, 2017
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Gretl Temes (nee Marx) July 2, 1920- June 14, 2017

b. Buttenhausen, Germany.  d. Johnson City, New York 

To try to encapsulate in a few mere words all that Gretl Temes was as a mother, a wife, a friend, etc., would be as futile as trying to gather all the raindrops in a summer storm with a teaspoon.

 As a mother, she was exemplary.  No description, either fact or fictional, by the finest writer could do justice to Gretl.  Her kindness, caring, unlimited Love and support made her the type of mother and friend that most people can only dream of.  As a wife she gave new meaning and scope to the term Unconditional Love.  She exhibited uncommon courage and loyalty through the many long years that my father, Karl, battled a host of illnesses. She remained steadfast by his side from the best of times to the worst of times.

 In addition to being a wonderful Mother and Wife, she was also an amazing friend, who nurtured and cultivated friendships that spanned decades and continents. Gretl was loved by all who knew her, and her smile spread warmth and goodness where’er she went.

 She is now reunited with her loving husband of forty-five years, and all of her family and friends who preceded her to her new plane of being.

 Rest in peace Gretl Temes and may flights of angels sing you to your rest,

Your goodness and your Love were the greatest gift in my life.

 Your Loving and Devoted son


. She is survived by her son and caregiver Alan Temes and her daughter Marsha Amstel.

She will be entombed with her husband in Rose Hill Cemetery, Putnam Valley, NY

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