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TafelPFORESTVILLE:  Paul “PT” I. Tafel, Jr., 31, of Route 39, Forestville, formerly of Eden, passed away following a short battle with cancer, Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.  He was born in Jamestown, on July 13, 1984, the son of Sue (Runyan) Thompson, of Forestville and the late Paul I. Tafel, Sr.

Mr. Tafel was a graduate of Eden High School, Class of 2003, attended JCC at the Dunkirk Campus and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan who enjoyed cooking.

Surviving besides his mother are his stepfather Lee Thompson of Forestville; three sisters, Roberta “Missi” Johnson, of Jamestown; Ellen (Raul Diaz) Tafel and Sarah Tafel both of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, Joseph (MaryEvelyn) Pifer, of Corry, PA; and a step brother, Christopher (Colleena) Thompson, of Forestville.  Also surviving are nieces & nephews Natasha, Abigail, Sabastian, Felix & Marina.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm, from where Funeral Services will follow at 4 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198.  To post condolences go to

1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Paul “PT” I. Tafel, Jr.

  1. Nancy & Bob Cymerman says:

    Dear Sue,
    We are very shocked and saddened by your loss of Paul. You have our support and sympathy and prayers. Our boys were friends for so many years growing up and going to Eden. We will always re-member Paul’s kindness–he had a way that always made you smile.
    We will continue to pray that you have the strength and courage to go forward with all your happy memories of a loving son.
    Take care,
    Nancy and Bob

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