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Legendary Quality Magazine Publisher Dies at 91

January 17, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL -- Richard A. Templeton, 91, of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born July 3, 1922, in Lakewood, Ohio, to the late Leta and Harry Templeton.

Templeton married the late Elaine Wilson on Dec. 8, 1950.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Templeton served as Vice President of Hitchcock Publishing and publisher of Quality Magazine for many years. He is fondly remembered by the quality industry as the host of fabulous parties each year on opening day at Quality Expo in Rosemont. Dick and his wife, Elaine, welcomed each attendee and exhibitor personally at the door.

Survivors include his children, Roger (Amy) Templeton of Union, KY, Rebecca (Louis) Columbaro of Crystal Lake, Elizabeth (John) Kelner of Sarasota, FL, and Paul (Julie) Templeton of Yacolt, WA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, William (Sally) Templeton of Newport, PA and Harry (Ruth) Templeton of Columbus, OH.

In addition to his wife, Elaine, and parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane, Anne, and Bess; and by brother, Robert.

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