Paul Padget Jr, 85, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2022. Husband of eight-years to Sara Sue Brown. Preceded in death by his late wife Cecelia Padget of thirty-six years. Father to Ann Breidenbach (Chuck) and Charles Baxter Padget. Grandfather to Andrew and Claire Breidenbach. Stepfather to Michael (Lynne) Dreier, Steven (Debbie) Dreier, Jeffrey (Cindy) Dreier, and Laura Kronenberger (Gary). Also survived by his Step-grandchildren David, Matthew, Parker, Heather, Sadie, and Cassidy Dreier. Preceded in death by his parents Dr. Paul PadgetSr and Dorcas Padget.
Paul was a member of the American Numismatic Association for over 50-years and was a rare coin enthusiast. He also had a passion for vintage cars, jazz music, and anything to do with WWII. Attendee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Graduate of the University of Tennessee, Paul made his way to Cincinnati in pursuit of an engineering position at Proctor and Gamble. While his years at P&G were short-lived, he had a litany of entrepreneurial businesses including Paul PadgetAssociates, Paul Padget Autos, Ideal Leasing, and Paul PadgetVintage Sales. While attending MIT, he founded the first Jazz Society and was awarded a gold baton for his time spent as a disc jockey and concert coordinator for many up-and-comingjazz musicians. He spent the latter years of his life enjoying tinkering around on classic Mercedes and other rare automobiles, as well as enjoying the American Numismatic Association’s annual coin shows across the United States. He was also the founder of the Greater Cincinnati Numismatic Exposition Coin Show and hosted the annual event for over 35-years. As a gift of gratitude and much dedication towards this association, he was the honored recipient of the 61st American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award in 2021.
Paul will be missed by his wife, his family, and many friends and business associates.
An intimate celebration of Paul’s life will take place at his business 7641 Reinhold Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45237 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Family, close friends, and business associates may join in his remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati.