Jack L. Taghon, 83, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 9. Jack was born on December 2, 1939 in South Bend to the late Henry and Ruth (Rupp) Taghon. He had one older brother, the late Henry Taghon. Jack had many friends as a child and spent much of his time at the ball field or on a basketball court. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his grandparents, Iva and Clyde Rupp. He is a graduate of Central High School. He then went on to Purdue University graduating in 1963 with a degree in Pharmacy. On June 15, 1963 in South Bend he married Sharon Litznerski who passed in April 2020. After college, Jack was an officer in the US Army and served at Fort Leonard Wood. Jack and Sharon returned to South Bend, IN where they would raise their five children. Jack worked up until his passing as a pharmacist. He previously owned Buschbaum Pharmacy before moving into hospital pharmacy at St Joseph Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, and more recently Unity Surgical Arts. He is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline (John) McDonnell of Western Springs, Illinois, Melanie (Tom) Houle of Williamsburg, Virginia, Rachel (Colin) Toole of Katy, Texas, two sons, Tom (Katja) Taghon of Williamsburg, Virginia, Andy (Sarah) Taghon of South Bend, Indiana, fourteen grandchildren; Madeline and Jacob Taghon, Jack, Matthew, Elizabeth, and Jenna McDonnell, Sam, Sarah, and Kate Houle, Michael and Nora Toole, Camryn Taghon, and Brayden and Ashlynn Weisser. Other survivors include two brothers in law, Bob (Mariann) Litznerski and Don Litznerski.
Jack loved the Chicago Cubs, Purdue basketball, and anything that had to do with his grandchildren. Grandpa and Nana were their biggest cheerleaders and both will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Monday, May 15 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Kaniewski Funeral Home on North Bendix Drive. A Catholic funeral mass will be Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church with interment of the ashes at Saint Joseph Cemetery immediately afterwards. With Sharon’s passing in April 2020, Covid restrictions did not allow for a public viewing and mass. It was Jack’s wish that both he and Sharon be remembered at this time. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care in Jack’s honor. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com
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