Steve Martin “187” Tausan (above photo right in Red and White), the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Santa Cruz charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and a former member of the club’s San Jose charter died October 15, 2011 at the funeral for his close friend Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew.
Tausan was a complex, widely respected and fondly remembered man. He was a former Marine, a former professional boxer and a good father. Many of the most memorable stories about Tausan describe his paternal devotion and his general kindness to children. He once left a Hells Angels New Year’s Eve party early because he wanted to make sure his children were in bed by 10:30 p.m.
In addition to his club brothers, Tausan is survived by his mother Ramie Jean Tausan; his sisters Karan and Kathy; his niece Lynee; his fiancé; and his four children Stevie, Rowdy, Steve Jr. and Daisy Mae.
Tausan will be buried Saturday, October 29 in the same cemetery where he suffered his fatal wounds. The funeral is private and mourners may attend by invitation only.
Well wishers are encouraged to contribute to the care and support of Steve Tausan’s minor children. Checks should be made out to “Stevie Tausan, Trustee for the Tausan Family Trust” and should be mailed to Rebecca F. Weisman, Attorney at Law, 79 Devine Street, San Jose, CA 95110.
Steve Tausan died bravely. Many women will weep for him. He was 52.
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