Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00James A. Tempia, of South Farmingdale, passed away February 22, 2010. Husband of 61 years to Eileen (nee Finnegan). Father of George Daniel (Diana), James William, Eileen Stewart (Donald) and predeceased by Thomas Robert. Survived by eight grandchildren, sisters Lucy Stolber, Josephine Blackman, Doris Cathers, Marie Krause, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. James was a WWII Air Force veteran and retired from NY Telephone Company after 43 years of service. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Feb. 26 at St. Kilian RC Church. Cremation was private.