John Higgins Taaffe, age 95 of Chicago died Tuesday November 5, 2019 at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born June 14, 1924 to the late Joseph M. and Marie (Higgins) Taaffe Sr. in Chicago, IL. John was a World War II veteran, serving as a Lieutenant in the Air Force with the Air Technical Service Command in Milan, Italy. While stationed in California he attended UC Berkeley, and completed his education at Assumption College of Windsor, Ontario following the war. He worked for many years for Continental Bank and later became a speech writer for the city of Chicago, retiring in 1986. John was a resident of Edgewater for many years.
He is survived by his niece Diane (Brian) Mark and their three children, Avery, Griffin and Charlotte.
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