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Michael Robert Taffe

November 13, 1957 — April 19, 2014

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME206 WATER STREETPO BOX 1DUSHORE, PA 18614TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116Email pdh@epix.net OBITUARY  April 19, 2014            Michael R. Taffe, age 56, of Mehoopany, formerly of Dushore, PA died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side.             Michael was born November 13, 1957 a son of Shirley A Setzer and the late Thomas Gerard Taffe. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1975. Michael was a member of St. Basil’s Church. He worked at the Sunshine Market and Masonite Corp and then Proctor and Gamble for over 25 years where he was on medical leave.            Michael served as Supreme Chief of the Eastern Delaware Nations for over twenty years. He was very proud to act as a chaplain at the Waymart, Retreat, and Dallas state penitentiaries giving his time to help and offer solace and comfort to the inmates. He loved the arts, traveling, dancing at powwows, and spending time with family. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors picking blueberries, sunbathing, swimming, and fishing. He especially loved his “favorite” nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and tried to speak to them each Sunday.        Surviving:  Mother: Shirley Setzer Taffe                                           Dushore, PA  Brother: John (Heather) Taffe                                          Dushore, PA  Sister-in-law: Debra Graves                                                      Fayetteville, NC  Aunts and uncles:Peggy & John Hoodak                                      Dushore, PA Dick Taffe & Mary Rohe                                  Dushore, PA Rose & Mike Gregori                                        Dushore, PA Catherine & John Charnitski                            Mildred, PA Donald Setzer                                                     Sayre, PA Marian Thomas                                                  Endicott, NY Celine & Jack McGlynn                                    Wilkes-Barre, PA Sylvia Setzer                                                      Dushore, PA Woody Hudspeth                                               Lewisville, NC  Six Nieces and nephews: Shaura Acla, Susan Taffe Reed, Joseph Stark, Kimberly Crawford, Dylan Taffe, and Eliot Taffe; five great nieces and nephews: James Acla, Cassidy Acla, Ryleigh Acla, Payton Crawford, and Liam Crawford; and numerous cousins and a friend of over twenty years, Tammy Youells.            He was predeceased by a sister Diane M. Taffe on January 29, 1979; a brother, Joseph G. Taffe on August 12, 2004; and his beloved dog Petey on January 5, 2013.            A Transferal Service will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.            Friends may call on Wednesday, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.            The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial Contributions be sent to: Eastern Delaware Nations, Inc., c/o Mollie Eliot, secretary, 3 Morgan Circle, Troy, PA 16947.            To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Robert Taffe, please visit our flower store.

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