Rev. John M. Tappero
Sep 15, 1915 – Nov 6, 2014
Rev. John M Tappero
Reverend John M Tappero, 99, passed away November 6, 2014 in Renton, Washington. Born September 15, 1915 in Phoenix, British Columbia, he graduated from Britannia High School in Vancouver B.C. in 1930 and NBI now Northwest University in 1940. John married Evelyn C Carlson, June 1940. Affectionately called Pastor Tappero he served the Lord as an Assemblies of God minister in churches for over 60 years in Kingston, Sequim, Seattle and Renton now New Life Church. Pastor Tappero served his Lord, family and congregations well and was an encouragement and mentor to many, leaving a lasting Godly legacy.
He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, his parents James and Marguerite Tappero and sister Mary. He is survived by his sister Annie Nears and his two sons, Rev. Paul Tappero and Thelma and Ward and Janice Tappero, grandchildren Marla, Andrea and Rev. Russell Tappero and wife Jennifer and great-grandchildren Micah, Jackson. Bailey and Carson.
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 14th at 1:00PM at New Life Church, in Renton. Viewing will be held Thursday November 13th from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial 16445 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to New Life Church – Tappero Scholarship Fund, c/o 15711 152nd Ave. SE Renton, WA. 98058
Thanks to New Life Church, Pastors, staff, members and other friends for their prayers and support. Also thanks to the staff of The Lodge at Eagle Ridge assisted living facility and Valley Medical Center Physicians, nurses and staff.
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