OBITUARY

Liam Andrew St. John

June 13, 1974April 24, 2021

Liam (Andy) Andrew St. John, of Columbia, Maryland, was born on June 13, 1974 and passed away tragically on April 24, 2021. He was a Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, though he began his nursing career at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Evelyn Cecilia Caro (also a Registered Nurse) and Christopher Bruce St. John. He was a diehard Cleveland Browns (GO BROWNS!!!!) fan and avid Washington Capitals fan. He was dedicated to his family, friends, career in nursing, and the company and care of animals. He put others before himself and stood for what he believed in and in doing the right thing. Over his life he touched people in different ways. Once you met him he had a place in your heart and you would never forget him, whether it was his compassion or sarcastic humor. Liam is survived by his wife of 20 years, Heidi; daughter, Michaela St. John; son, Colin St. John; and brother, Matthew (Jean) St. John. Other family include Gary and Gudrun Kahler, Kate Kastelic, Jennifer (Randy) Buckle, Thomas Kahler; Elke (Brian, Bec, and Cora) Laatz, Brian St. John, Matthew St. John, and beloved Aunts, Uncle, Cousins, and close, family-like friends. He is preceded in death by both of his parents. Family has elected to hold a memorial service and celebration of his life on his birthday. In lieu of flowers, an AORN Foundation scholarship has been set up (details below). In addition, a GoFundMe (https://gofund.me/12a7f12c) has been set up to provide for Liam’s children and their college educations.

Scholarship information: The AORN Foundation exists to fulfil the mission of Supporting the Nurse Who Makes Surgery Safe. As a charitable non-profit organization, it aims to make a difference in the lives of perioperative nurses today, and in generations to come by funding academic scholarships and professional development programs. In honor of Liam’s dedication to this work, the Liam St. John Memorial Scholarship has been established. Friends and family can make an honorary donation to Liam’s scholarship in two ways: 1) Checks (Place “Liam St. John” in the memo line) can be mailed to AORN Foundation, 2170 S Parker Road, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231; or 2) Online at www.aorn.org/aorn-foundation (Place “Liam St. John” in the “Gift Made In Memory of” field).

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Patty Hengel

May 2, 2021

My first impression of Liam was him walking into our nursing class joking about finally being able to make a bed and not having an excuse not to make his bed at home. At Mercy, he helped orient me and was great. His kindness, patience, and love for everyone just enveloped the entire OR. He would joke around with everyone and had a great sense of humor. I pray he is at peace as he is finally reunited with his mother and father.

Nathalie Walker

May 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family! Difficult to ever understand the loss of your love one. Find peace in knowing
" Memories Whisper Softly Forever"
Nathalie Walker MBA, RN, CNOR
AORN Past President 2018

Andrea Heist

May 1, 2021

Liam I remember you from the start. At Mercy I oriented you. You were a gentle giant. My ride or die Stella Maris buddy. My late night gossip buddy. My let me play jokes on you every work day buddy. You were a wonderful person. Honest. Loyal and loved your family your friends and your career. You were amazing. I'm so proud to be your friend.

Tara Hughey

April 30, 2021

Liam it’s been years since we’ve worked together, but you surely made an impression. One coworker I would never forget. A nurse with compassion, a great colleague to have on your team, always willing to lend a helping hand. A humorous soul with such a good spirit. I pray that you are at peace and have been able to reunite with your dear mother and father, ultimately with the Father. God knows and His will be done. I just pray that God wraps His loving arms around your family, wife, children, brother and all of your family and friends- comfort them and give them peace beyond understanding. Peace and blessings🙏🏽

Sheila Lunn

April 30, 2021

Liam we started off as coworkers who became friends and then family. You were superman to my wonder woman. I can see you flying high except instead of a cape you have earned your wings. Praying for my sister Heidi and the kids.

Nicky Fossett

April 30, 2021

Liam, we were like peanut butter and jelly. I never had to question how we would handle a situation in the OR because were always on the same page. I called a spaded a spaded and you loved to sugarcoat it but we worked well together😊. I am going to miss leaving you piece of paper on the keyboard and our conversation. I am truly going to miss you, my brother from another mother

JAMES HUDLOW

April 30, 2021

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."....James 1:12

Words cannot express the Joy and Love that you passed on to so many who had the Honor to know and interact with you. While we all mourn your passing, it has been uplifting to talk with so many of your friends and hear the stories that created so many laughs and tears. Your impact on people will be your Legacy. My prayers are for comfort and understanding for your family and friends. You are already missed my friend!

James Hudlow

Maureen Sosa

April 30, 2021

Liam and I worked together as technicians at the Washington Animal Rescue League. He could fill a room with laughter when he walked in and his compassion towards every animal he handled was amazing. He taught me so much. We stayed up switching the opening side on the refrigerator door for April Fools and it still opens on the wrong side. His family was his greatest joy and when he spoke about his wife and kids his whole face would light up. Sending my deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.

Cyndi Brewer

April 29, 2021

I had the honor and absolute pleasure to work with Liam at Mercy. We bonded immediately over having scrubbed for the same doc at prior hospitals. He was so kind and so funny. I always laughed around him. He was an amazing nurse and I enjoyed every moment working with him. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children. 🙏🏻
I’m truly saddened by this loss.

Heather Wagner

April 29, 2021

Liam was a classmate of mine on our journey to our BSN. I enjoyed and looked forward reading his lively and clever discussion board posts. This tragedy has deeply saddened me, my prayers to his family and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY