Paul Karam Mery Jr, age 74, died on Monday, December 27th, 2021, surrounded by family. Paul was born September 25, 1947, to Paul Karam Mery Sr. and Adeline Tripodi Mery in San Antonio, Texas where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's University in 1971. Paul was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. After college, he embarked on a career in the reprographic industry. Shortly after, he opened the first of several Reprographics businesses. By 1990, under his leadership, his company A&E Reprographics grew to be the largest reprographics firm in the Southwest region of Texas. Paul could balance anything, a spreadsheet, a tax role, family, and fun. He had a dynamic personality and was very charismatic. He never met a stranger and always made everyone feel welcome. Paul and his wife Irene loved road trips and traveling abroad. He was a member of many clubs and organizations including, the San Antonio Ski Club, the Texas Corvette Club, and was a lifetime member of St. George Maronite Catholic Church. He cherished his faith. He is survived by his loving wife Irene Kneidel Mery. He was one of four children, and his twin sisters, Joan Mery Kale and her husband Jon; Jean Mery James and his brother Fred Joseph Mery and his wife Beth, and many nieces and nephews.
His daughter Kellie Mery Saucedo and her husband Steven; his son Paul Karam Mery III and his wife April and their daughter Madeleine; his son Jordan Mitchell Mery and his wife London and their children Ava and Jordan (Axel); and his stepsons Michael Bradshaw and his wife Jill, and Andrew Bradshaw and his wife Shannon, and his first wife Jennifer Jordan Mery. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00 am at St. George Maronite Catholic Church, 6070 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240. A mercy meal will follow the service in the church hall. For most of his life, Paul wore a St. Jude pendant around his neck, in honor of the Patron Saint of hope and impossible causes. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to give a memorial gift to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.