Paul J. Taxman passed on March 11, 2019 at the age of 75; he was the son of the late Phil S. Taxman and the late Toby Taxman.
Paul graduated from University City High School, where his love of music began. He was a talented tenor saxophone musician and played in various bands in St. Louis during his high school years. Paul later received his BA in Social Work from the University of Missouri, in Columbia.
Paul’s business experience began early as he joined family members in starting “Off the Cuff,” a chain of clothing boutiques in the 1970s.
Paul found his niche as a pawnbroker, serving the underserved and doing what he loved. He opened and operated PJ’s Pawn Plus. Paul’s training as a Registered Social Worker imbued him with an urgency to help people who were less fortunate. He realized that many lacked access to programs and benefits, as well as funds for personal emergencies. His kindness to the poorer families in the area was legendary. He always had a smile and a lollipop whenever children came by the shop with their parents.
Paul, as a tribute to his father, was a supporter of the Jewish War Veterans, where he created a fund to put flags on the graves of all St. Louis Jewish Veterans on Memorial Day.
Beloved husband of Judy Bremer Taxman. He was predeceased by his loving children, Jeffrey Bremer and Paige Renee Bremer, and survived by his adopted daughter Jenny Nguyen and grandchildren Lily, Kevin, Michael and Brittany Nguyen, his greatest joys.
Paul’s sibling includes Brian Taxman (Sharon), Philip Taxman (Maria), and Starr Taxman. He was Uncle Paul to Bianca, Ilana, Alan, and Todd Taxman, as well as Logan, Justen, and Gia Kurtz.
A memorial service will be held in the Mausoleum of New Mt Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road, on Sunday, April 14 at 11 am. Please send donations in lieu of flowers to the New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Beautification Fund to the above address. The family will receive guests at the home of Phillip Taxman at 6241 Alexander, Clayton, from 3 pm until 7 pm on April 14th.
A Rindskopf-Roth Service