RED BLUFF, CA - Our beloved Peter St. Germain of Red Bluff, age 32, entered the arms of The Lord on March 18, after a long battle with cancer.
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Peter was born in Norwich, CT, in July 1980 to Melody Pajak and Charles St. Germain. He attended high school in Westhampton, MA, and in Indian Trail, NC, graduating in 1998.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from January 1999 to January 2009, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant / E5 as a U-2 Aircraft Electronic Warfare Specialist. Based at Beale AFB, he spent long periods deployed overseas. He served on the Beale AFB Honor Guard and during his time in the Air Force was awarded 14 various medals and ribbons for his service. In 2007, he was chosen multiple times as NCO of the quarter.
Peter was a certified EMT and served on the Nevada County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team. He earned multiple college degrees 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 and was very active with the Boy Scouts in Westhampton, MA, ultimately achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult, he summited Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn and skied mountains all over the world.
Peter is survived by his wife, Alysha; two beautiful children, Isabella, age 4, and Lucas, age 2; mother and stepfather, Melody and John Pajak, Black Mountain, NC; father and stepmother, Charles and Kathy St. Germain, Gill, MA; sisters, Jessica Stafford and Amy St. Germain, Turners Falls, MA, loving in-laws and many loving relatives and friends around the world.
Visiting hours were held on Wednesday at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers, Red Bluff.
A funeral service and burial was held Thursday at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, CA.
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.
We will love you for all time, Peter. You are our Hero and our Inspiration!
Join us in remembering Peter St. Germain by visiting our memorial at: www.chapeloftheflowers.net. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.
Published in The Recorder on Mar. 22, 2013