September 1, 1949 - April 11, 2019
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 1970’s.
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.
April 2, 1939 - April 17, 2019
September 28, 1927 - April 19, 2019
Finkelstein, Isabelle April 19, 2019. Beloved wife and best friend of Jack Finkelstein; dear mother and mother-in-law of Karen Polishuk (Ronnie), Debbie Woolsey (Bob) and Sandy Finkelstein (Stefi); dear grandmother of Ashley Demoff, Michael and Ryan Woolsey, Logan (Christina) and Dustin (Nicole) Finkelstein; dear great-grandmother of 5; dear sister and sister-in-law of Mildred Lapidos (the late Morrie), Ada Balk (the late Jake) and Larry Margulis (Rosalyn); our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Isabelle was a true force in the life of everyone who met her. She owned and operated Isabelle Realty in Creve Coeur for more than 30 years. She will be truly missed. Services: Funeral service Monday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m. at the New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois. Memorial contributions preferred to Congregation B'nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road, 63141 or the Alzheimer's Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, 63132. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Rothenberg, Dr. Robert P. April 26, 2019 Loving husband of Donna Greiman Rothenberg; dear father and father-in-law of Michael Rothenberg (Jenny Roost) and Andrew Rothenberg; dear grandfather of Coral, Cami, Maggie and Ty; dear brother and brother-inlaw of Judy Feldstein (Ed) and David Rothenberg; dear brotherin-law of Gerry Greiman (Susan Carlson) and Renee Klass (Michael); dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Robert was a dedicated dentist, avid bike rider and talented videographer. Services: Visitation Monday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Memorial contributions preferred to Congregation Shaare Emeth, the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the charity of your choice. Please visitbergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Ruwitch, Elizabeth Renard April 30, 2019 beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Ruwitch; dear mother and mother-in-law of the late Wallace Ruwitch (Ann), Joseph F. Ruwitch, Jr. (Sammy) and Jane Mitchell (Stephen); dear grandmother of Michael (Kay) and Tom (Melissa) Ruwitch, Lucy Langer (Jason) and John Ruwitch (Anh), Julie Baur (Todd) and Joe Mitchell (Vivian); dear greatgrandmother of Tucker, William and Dotsy Ruwitch, Maddie and Jacob Ruwitch, Hannah and Sam Langer, Zachary and Kai Ruwitch, Henry and Joe Baur, Alex and Caroline Mitchell; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Louis Renard and the late Nina Meissner (Bud); our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Private family service will be held. Memorial contributions preferred to Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, 4251 Forest Park Avenue, 63108 or the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, 63110. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Stanley I. Levy
Beloved father of Laurie Burstein (Mark) and Theodore “Ted” Levy (Cathy); dear grandfather of Jake Burstein and Jack, Bram, Francesca and Cecelia Levy; dear brother of Robert Levy (Kathy) and Barbara Fradkin; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, MO 63132. Private family interment follows. Memorial contributions preferred to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO.
Harry M. Siegfried
September 8, 1925 - May 12, 2019
Harry was born on September 8, 1925 and passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Harry was a resident of Missouri at the time of passing.
In 1943, after one year at the university, he joined the U.S. Navy.
A memorial service will be held at B'Nai Vail, 19 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657, 12:00PM, Wednesday May 15 th , 2019.