COUTURE, Peter Rene died Feb. 6, 2013 in Southend-on-Sea, England where he lived with his wife, Natalie Sains Couture for the last two years. He was born Aug. 5, 1968 in Bath, ME, until moving to St. Petersburg with his family in 1981. Pete attended Grace Lutheran School, St. Petersburg Catholic High School and graduated from Northeast High School in 1987. He served 6 years in the US Navy. His years in St. Petersburg were notable as he played baseball at Northeast Little League, and in high school. Making All County Teams every year of high school and at age 15 was photographed on the cover of the Evening Independent when he was published in Ripleys Believe it of Not for the feat of hitting a grand slam right handed and another grand slam left handed in the city playoffs. He played baseball in college in Georgia and joined the Navy in 1991. Pete worked in the music industry for his life and loved many different styles and types of music. He is survived by his wife, Natalie Sains Couture of the UK, stepdaughters Niamh and Georgia, his tow sons, Julian Rene', a freshman at Duke University and Trenton Jared, a senior at Lennard High School and his daughter, Caitlyn Summers of St. Petersburg, his mother, Carol Hall Couture, father, Rene L. Couture, sister, Candy Couture, a nephew, Logan Couture Cunningham, Auntie Jeanne Carter, and Aunts and cousins in Maine and Connecticut. His sons share his love and talent in music, playing many instruments in orchestra and composing music. His mother, sister and boys will host a celebration of life and share memories at Boulevard Salon, 850 S.W. Boulevard N., St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7-9 pm. A service will be held in Southend-on-Sea UK on Feb. 20th. And a family memorial in Maine on his birthday, Aug. 5 with family and friends. "Break on through to the other side"
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 13, 2013