Our beloved Peter St Germain, of Red Bluff, CA, age 32, entered the arms of The Lord on March 18 after a long battle with cancer. Peter was born in Norwich, CT in July 1980 to Melody Pajak and Charles St Germain, and spent his youth in CT, FL, MA, and NC. He attended High School in Westhampton, MA and in Indian Trail, NC graduating in 1998. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 1999 and served 10 years to January 2009. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant / E5 and served in Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a U-2 Aircraft Electronic Warfare Specialist. Based at Beale AFB he spent long periods deployed to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Cypress. Pete loved the Air Force including the challenge, the discipline and the honor in it. He was especially proud of serving on the Beale AFB Honor Guard, through which he honored the service and sacrifice of others. During his time in the Air Force Peter was awarded 14 various medals and ribbons for his service. In 2007 he was chosen multiple times as the Noncommissioned Officer of the quarter while serving overseas.
Between deployments Peter became certified as an EMT and served on the Nevada County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team. He also earned multiple college degrees during his career including ones from the Community College of the Air Force, the University of Phoenix, Devry University, and Grantham University. After leaving the Air Force Pete went to work for BAE as a Field Engineer in Abu Dhabi, and subsequently to Raytheon as a Senior Field Engineer in Abu Dhabi and at Beale AFB.
Peter loved the outdoors; camping, hiking, skiing, and exploring and was very active with the Boy Scouts in Westhampton, MA where he ultimately achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult he summited Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn. He also skied many mountains in Europe and Alaska including back-pack trips and helicopter drops.
Peter is survived by his loving wife, Alysha St Germain, two beautiful children, Isabella age 4, and Lucas age 2, mother and step-father, Melody and John Pajak, Black Mountain, NC; father and step-mother, Charles and Kathy St Germain, Gill, MA; sisters Jessica Stafford and Amy St Germain, Turners Falls, MA, in-laws Rick and Michaele Brown and their children Annie, Mike, and Natalie and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends around the world.
Visiting hours will be held at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers 816 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA, on Wednesday March 20 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service and burial will be at the Northern California Veteran's Cemetery, 11800 Gas Point Road, Igo, CA on Thursday March 21 at 12:30pm. Funeral attendees are encouraged to gather at Hoyt-Cole at 11:00 am for the procession to Igo.
Contributions can be made in Peter's memory to 'The St.Germain Family Fund' Account Number 1010015137, Cornerstone Community Bank, P.O. Box 889, Red Bluff, CA 96080, or 'For His Children, Quito, Ecuador', P.O. Box 912412, Denver, CO 80291-2412 (for tax deduction information please visit: http://www.forhischildren- ecuador.org/
We will love you for all time, Peter. You are our Hero and our Inspiration!