Paul Melburne Taylor

Taylor, Paul Melburne Paul Melburne Taylor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the age of 88. Paul Taylor was an adoring husband to his wife of 59 years, Patricia Newport Taylor, a loving father to his children and a doting grandfather. He grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Clayton High School. Paul enlisted in the U. S. Army during the Second World War and was stationed in Alaska. After the war, he began working in the automotive industry where he became a well-respected mentor and a leader to many. Paul first joined the Lindbergh Cadillac organization in St. Louis. After managing a dealer group in Tuscon, Arizona, Paul moved to San Francisco, California where he went on to manage what was then the largest Lincoln-Mercury dealership in the country. He later returned to St. Louis and joined what was then known as Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, After his retirement in 2003, he focused on his passions - his family, travel, golf and playing his beloved piano. Paul was generous, brave and above all, kind to those who had the pleasure of meeting him. All who knew Paul recognized his love of life and spirit. We are all grateful for the time we had with him as a family and friend and he will be greatly missed. Paul Taylor is survived by his wife Patricia Newport Taylor; his children, Donald Altvater, Pamela Taylor, Cary Taylor and E. Lindsey Taylor; his seven granchildren, Hunter Altvater, Eliza Altvater, Taylor Olson, Ellis Altvater, Jennifer Ovington, Kaitlin Ovington, Francesca Pavone; his brother Jack Taylor, his nephew Andrew Taylor and niece JoAnn Kindle. Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, Ladue, on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A life celebration immediately following the Service will be held at the Log Cabin Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114 or the The Mercy Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis, 3450 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104. A Service of THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2012