David Joseph Taitano

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer, David Joseph Taitano passed away peacefully with his family at his side on October 18th, 2017 in Katy, Texas at the age of 51. David leaves behind his loving wife of 23 years Stacey Taitano; a
daughter, Rebecca Taitano, two sons, Tristan and Brayden Taitano, and his grandson Emmett Taitano.

David was born on March 16, 1966 at Ft. Polk , Louisiana to Jesus Martinez and Lillian Taitano. He grew up in a loving family
with two sisters and a brother. David made many friends throughout his life. He was an outgoing person, never meeting a stranger. David could walk into a room and people were drawn to his smile, laughter, and zeal for life.

David married Stacey on January 14th, 1999. He and Stacey lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and thereafter began his career at Local Oklahoma
Bank, making many friends along the way. David and Stacey lived in Oklahoma for 10 years before relocating to Houston, Texas and raising their three children. On October 11th, 2016 David was blessed to share in the delivery of his grandson, Emmett,
an experience he so treasured.

David remained dedicated to his family despite the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in December 2016. David was a man of iron will, he fought valiantly and remained positive, even throughout his
final months. He was a true warrior whose faith gave him the strength to carry his cross. David was a man to be admired.

David is preceeded in death by his father, Jesus Martinez Taitano.

He is survived
by his wife, children, and grandson, as well as his mother, Lillian Taitano of Creston, Louisiana, his sisters, Pamela (Larry) Dobbs of Moore Oklahoma, Lynn (Glen) Quinn of Creston, Louisiana, his brother Jesse (Cindy) Taitano of Houston, Texas; and
numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 4, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Leesville, Louisiana.