Patricia Anne Tafel Kirchdorfer

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Kirchdorfer, Patricia Anne Tafel 94, of Louisville, passed away on peacefully September 12, 2018. Patricia'a life was marked by great devotion to her family. Her beautiful and strong spirit, graciousness and unwavering faith touched everyone who knew her. Patricia was born February 15, 1924 in Louisville, the daughter of Mary and Paul Tafel. She enjoyed a wonderful Kenwood Hill and Cherokee Gardens childhood with her two sisters and three brothers. After meeting the love of her life, Henry Norbert Kirchdorfer, the couple married on May 29, 1954. Their strong union, blessed with four children, continued for 53 years. Patricia was an avid tennis player and golfer. She loved gardening and hosting parties. Patricia attended the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Julliard in New York City. She played the harp in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Norbert Kirchdorfer; brother, Paul Tafel, Jr.; sister, Betsy Steele; sister, Mary Doherty Barnum; brother, Jack Andrews Tafel; daughter, Taffy Kirchdorfer, and son, Norbert Bert Kirchdorfer. er memory will be treasured by her children: daughter, Mary Katharine Kirchdorfer; daughter, Anne Kirchdorfer Lach (John); of Alexandria, OH. and her brother William D. Tafel, Sr. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Episcopal Church Home, Dr. Jane Cornett, and Father Ronald Knott. Services: Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Saint Frances of Rome Church, 2119 Payne Street. A private burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Patricia's name to Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville, KY. 40223, St. Bartholomew Church, SVG Mission, C/O1271 Parkway Gardens Court, Louisville, KY. 40217, or to the .
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L D Pearson & Son Funeral Home
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Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 896-0349
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept. 13, 2018
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