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Raymond Marcell Taix

April 28, 1925 – October 10, 2010

Raymond Marcell Taix, born April 28, 1925, in Los Angeles, died peacefully October 10, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home in Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife, Toni Rae Bruno Taix; son Michael Taix; daughter-in-law Karri and grandchildren Michael Ray, Nicolas, Marleina, Parker, and London; niece Suzanne Taix; and the Bruno Family; brother-in-law Bishop J. Jon Bruno and sister-in-law Mary Bruno, niece Jonelle Bruno, nephews Phillip Bruno and Brent Woodrich, great niece Morgan and great nephews Christopher, Thomas, Evan and Max, and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 15, in the Old Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles.

Mr. Taix was the owner of Taix Restaurant, which his family established in Los Angeles in 1927. He was the active manager of the restaurant since 1950, and a founder of Les Frères Taix Restaurant in 1962 when the business relocated from downtown to Echo Park.

Mr. Taix is predeceased by his parents, Marius Taix and Claudia Sangouard Taix, and by his older sister, Lucille Taix Narp, and his younger brother, Pierre Taix. The Taix family came to Los Angeles around 1870 from the Hautes-Alpes section of southeastern France.

Baptized January 3, 1926, at Sacred Heart Church in Los Angeles, Raymond Taix graduated from Loyola High School in 1943 and later attended Washington State University and Woodbury University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 22, 1943, and entered into active duty on July 18, 1943. He served in the 90th Air Service Group on Guam and attained the rank of sergeant.

He was honorably discharged February 28, 1946, and was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

An avid hunter, fisherman and wine enthusiast, Mr. Taix also enjoyed golf, travel, and eating good food.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of La Societe Francaise de Bienfaisance Mutuelle; of Ducks Unlimited, Rio Hondo Chapter; and the San Gabriel Country Club.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Raymond M. Taix to Holy Family Adoption Services, 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 213.202.3900.