FROM THE COVENANT COLLEGE WEBSITE – The Covenant College family grieves the death of rising junior David Taaffe ’15.

David, 20, was a Maclellan Scholar from Brentwood, TN, majoring in Spanish with minors in community development and education. He was a midfielder on the varsity soccer team and was set to return for a second year as the resident assistant for the men’s hall 2nd Central in Carter Hall. He was a graduate of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.

Following a summer internship in Spain, David died on Monday, July 22, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained due to a fall while hiking in Switzerland.

“As children of God and joint heirs with Christ we cling to the promise of the hope of glory,” said President Derek Halvorson, “and we take great comfort in knowing that our brother, David, is with his Lord and Savior already. This is a wonderful truth to ponder even as we grieve an extremely painful loss.”

David is survived by his parents, Bill and Pauline, and his four older siblings, Lynn, Sarah Jane, Gillian, and Sam.


4 Responses to Covenant College Community Mourns the Loss of David Taaffe

  1. Fred Crown says:

    My wife Ann and I have the family in our thoughts and prayers. I didn’t know David personally but Billy, his father, is one of my best friends. May the peace of Christ be with them.

  2. Randi Booth says:

    My heart and prayers go out to the Taaffe family and friends. There are no words but I pray God will equip you with the strength needed to get through the next few days. I am so sorry.
    Randi Booth

  3. Geniese Gilman says:

    David and his family have been a wonderful blessing to both our family and the entire Christ Presbyterian community. We will greatly miss him, but we grieve with hope, knowing is safe with Christ. Geniese Gruner Gilman

  4. Amy Barham says:

    David was also uncle to 9 nieces and nephews, one of whom greeted him in heaven. Please pray for these precious hearts who are missing their uncle so.