Aston, PA—Sister Dennis Michael Taltys, OSF, 90, died in Assisi House on December 7. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Dennis Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a member of St. Stanislaus Parish. She entered the congregation in 1946 and professed her first vows in 1949. Sister Dennis Michael ministered primarily in caring for orphans and in elementary education where she served as a learning center coordinator and tutor.
Sister Dennis Michael ministered in the Diocese of Allentown for 26 years. She cared for the children at St. Francis Home in Orwigsburg from 1949-1973. She also served at Sts. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton (1982-1984).
Sister Dennis Michael ministered for 19 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She served in elementary education at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Morton (1973-1982); Our Lady of Consolation School (1984-1985); Resurrection School, Chester (1985-1989); and Holy Savior/St. John Fisher School, Linwood (1989-1993). She also worked at the congregation’s retirement residence, Assisi House (1996-1997).
Sister Dennis Michael’s 18 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included working at St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson (1993-1996, 1997-2012). In June she moved to Assisi House in Aston where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston on Friday, December 14. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Dennis Michael is survived by three sisters, Catherine Washel, Genevieve DeMartin, Agnes Lauer; nieces and nephews, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.