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Edward Alan St. Germain

EDWARD ALAN ST. GERMAIN, age 63, a former resident of Grand Terrace for 30 years, died on July 8, 2009, at his home in Ossining, New York, after a valiant fight against cancer. Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, he served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman First Class, providing combat medical services for river and coastal patrols. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, Ed mov ed to California, where he was a private detective while attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1975. He was a dedicated Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino County for 5 years, and later he was an outstanding trial attorney with several civil defense law firms in the Inland Empire. He joined the legal staff of State Farm Insurance in Riverside, and retired in 2006. He moved to Ossining, N.Y. in 2007, where he remarried. A knowledgeable historian, Ed built a web site containing vast amounts of information about the American Revolution (www.americanrevolution.org). He was an avid participant in the Sons of the American Revolution, and in English Country Dancing groups. He was also a proud member of the Mayflower Society, John Holland Society, and Founders and Patriots of America Society. Ed is survived by his wife, Susan of Ossining, N.Y.; and by his former wife, Vickie St. Germain of Grand Terrace. He requested cremation, and no funeral service. A brave, clever, honorable man, he will be remembered as a staunch champion of truth and justice, and as a loving, caring, sharing person.

Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 10, 2009
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