The Death of Paul Tamaroff
Paul was born in Albany, New York to Samuel and Edna (Laufman). He grew up there with his older brother, Alan, and his older sister, Tamara. After graduating from Albany High School, he studied Aeronautical Engineering at Georgia Tech, but left early to join the Air Force. He joined the Air Force in 1959, married in 1963, and later was stationed on Guam until being released from Active Duty in 1968. He then returned with his family to Albany, NY and graduated from Albany Law School in 1971. He worked with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC. When a transfer became available in 1973, Paul moved his family to Atlanta, which he recalled fondly from his time at Georgia Tech. He remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1979. He and his wife divorced in 1980.
In 1983, Paul and his second wife, Deb (married 1988), started Attorneys’ Personal Services, which performed legal work and service of process.
Paul served as President of NAPPS (National Association of Professional Process Servers) 1994 – 1995 and again 2009 – 2010. He also served as the Arbitration & Grievance Chairman for many years.
He was a founding member of GAPPS (Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers) and remained a Board Member since its inception in 2000. In 2006, CALSPro (California Association of Legal Support Professionals) named him the recipient of the Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award. Paul helped develop and taught the Continuing Education courses for Certified Process Servers.
Paul and Deb ran the business together until her passing in October 2019 (glioblastoma). Paul finally retired in December 2019 at the age of 79. He was still riding a motorcycle until August of this year when he started chemotherapy. Unfortunately, his stomach cancer wasn’t diagnosed early enough for the treatment to be successful. He passed away at home on 1 December, 2020, and he was buried with Military Honors at Georgia National Cemetery. He is survived by his sister and two daughters.
If anyone is inclined to raise a glass, his standard drink at the end of the day was Wild Turkey 101, and he occasionally indulged in an Islay Scotch.