Michael Lewis Temple, 50, of Camden, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Maine Medical Center after a very brief illness.

Born in Rockland on Nov. 20, 1962, he was the son of Jack M. and Arlene (Demmons) Temple. He grew up in Rockland and was a 1982 graduate of Rockland District High School.

Mike worked for Camden Hills Regional High School since 2006 as well as Central Maine Cleaning for the last four years. Mike was well known for his strong work ethic and took great pride in his work. At Camden Hills, he was always willing to lend an extra hand to teachers, staff members, students, and parents. Mike developed a special affinity for the special education students reaching out not only to the students, but to their parents as well. Whether donating time to set up for special events, proms, and dances; or to check the school during the middle of the night, one could count on Mike being there.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, and recently designed and made very detailed cutting boards for all of his family. He loved going target shooting with his sons and friends and was looking forward to getting back into hunting with his son this fall. Mike was a history buff, he loved all things "Star Trek," going to the movies on almost a weekly basis and he enjoyed spending time and doing things with and for his family.

The family’s grief has been lessoned knowing that Michael’s generous gift through the New England Organ Bank, he has enhanced the lives of four recipients and also in research.

Predeceased by his mother Arlene D. Temple; surviving is his partner and fiancé, Bobbi Ann Oxton of Camden; three sons, Ryan L. Temple of Lisbon Falls; Christopher M. Temple and his fiancé Kimberly Dvorak of Rockland; and James-Michael Temple of Camden and Waldoboro; his father, Jack M. Temple of Rockland; his in-laws, Bob and Judy Oxton of Camden; his sister Marjorie Wooster of Rockland; niece Salina Carriere and great-nieces Addison and Destinee Lincoln of Rockland; his brother John and wife Shelly Temple of Thomaston; nieces Belle and Summer Temple; brother and sister-in-law Stan and Susan Griffin of Union; niece Megan Griffin of Camden; niece Stephanie Shuman and husband Joel of Waldoboro; nephew Robby Griffin of Union; niece Samantha Griffin of Union and other extended family members and many, many friends.

A graveside service will be announced in the spring and will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. Memorial gifts may be made to the Michael L. Temple Memorial Fund, c/o The First, P.O. Box 158, Camden, ME 04843. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Temple/Oxton family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.