In Memory of
Packman, Paul Michael M.D.
August 5, 1938 - August 3, 2017
of University City, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, August 3, surrounded by his loved ones. Dr. Packman was born August 5, 1938 in Saint Louis to Helen (Bernhardt) and Simon Packman. He was a psychiatrist in private practice for over forty years. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Washington University in 1959 and 1963, where he was awarded the Borden Award for meritorious research. He fulfilled his military service at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, and held research positions at Balliol College, Oxford University, England and University of Goteborg, Sweden. After a residency in psychiatry at Washington University, he went into private practice. He was Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University for over 25 years. He was a board member and former president of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists. He had an active full-time medical practice until one week ago. In addition to psychiatry, his passions included art, music, gardening, and travel. He was a devoted patron of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He loved to joke and make bad puns. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his irrepressible spirit.
Dr. Packman is survived by his brother Dr. Robert Packman (Leonard Powers) of Creve Coeur, daughter Sarah Packman (Robert Caldwell) of Hanover, NH, son David Packman of Des Peres, and special friend Hannecristl Fruhauf of San Rafael, CA.
A memorial celebration will be planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.