Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Kathe Taliaferro

January 12, 1942January 18, 2020

Kathe Taliaferro the daughter of Herman Berk and Rose Bauer Berk was born on January 12th 1942 at University Heights Hospital, Bronx, New York. Kathe attended public schools in New York City and New Hyde Park. After graduating high school, Kathe decided to major in a field of study that would enable her to help others. She enrolled in Alfred University. At Alfred, Kathe studied nursing. In 1963, she graduated and began a nursing career in Pediatrics with Boston Children Hospital and Johns Hopkins. Kathe returned full time to school, earning a Masters in Nursing at University of Pittsburgh and additional experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Her work in Pediatrics was postponed by her decision to marry and have a family. She married Alvin B. Taliaferro on the 9th of December in 1970.

Throughout Kathe’s life she worked to help those in need and provided unwavering support to her family. Preceded in death by her parents Herman and Rose Berk. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Alvin Taliaferro; daughter Susan Taliaferro and her husband Scott Wrobleski; son Philip Taliaferro; 2 grandchildren Isabella and Oscar, a sister Eleanor Berk and brother William.

On the afternoon of January 18th 2020, a woman with a great heart lost hers. Services will be held this Sunday January 26th at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford CT. Family will receive visitors at 10:30 AM, a celebration of Kathe’s life will begin at 11 AM.

Donations in honour of Kathe Taliaferro can be made to further heart disease research or a charity of your choice. Kathe was passionate about helping others throughout her career in medicine and later on in life.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 26, 2020


Kathe Taliaferro

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Jane Woodson

January 25, 2020

Remember many happy times as roommates in Baltimore while working at Hopkins.
One of the few witnesses at our wedding 50 yrs ago.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Jane and Andrew Woodson