OBITUARY

Paul A. St. Amand Sr.

May 16, 1943November 18, 2020

Paul A. St. Amand Sr., 77, set sail on his final voyage on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from his home in Poquoson, Virginia.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late Amie St. Amand and Imelda Guerette, Paul served twenty years as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy before settling in Hampton, Virginia. He continued to support computer systems, first maintaining equipment for NASA Langley and of late as the Data Systems Manager for the Peninsula Agency on Aging where he worked for fourteen years before retiring in 2016. Paul enjoyed reading, working on Sudoku puzzles, and playing seek-and-find games on the computer to keep his mind sharp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard St. Amand; and his sister, Louise Banks. Paul’s memory will continued to be cherished by his wife of 55 years, Judith St. Amand (Normoyle); daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Donald Jackson; and son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Brenda St. Amand; and sister-in-law, Madelyn St. Amand (Aeschliman).

A private memorial will be held by the family with a burial service in the Spring.

Arrangements are being handled by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armstead Ave., Hampton, Va 23666.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peninsula Agency on Aging or the American Diabetes Association in his honor.

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Pieter van de Graaf

November 24, 2020

My condolences to you and your family.
You and your family will be in our prayers

Marge Henton

November 24, 2020

For numerous years, I shared an office with Paul at the Peninsula Agency on Aging and worked side by side with him, as he taught me how to enter information into our database system. Paul was second to none in the State of Virginia in his knowledge and understanding of that statewide system. During the time we worked together, Paul had many health challenges but he never complained and always made the best of each challenge that he faced. All during those years, we enjoyed an extremely pleasant working relationship. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor and was a man of great integrity. I admired him immensely.
Rest In Peace, Paul!

Mel Hansen

November 23, 2020

Although I didn't know you that well, we are family, through marriage and our service to our Country. Fair winds and following seas. REST IN PEACE.

Susan Hansen

November 23, 2020

Thank you uncle Paul for helping keep us safe. I remember when you became a part of our family. Your sense of humor, your smile, your love of aunt Judy. God needed another angel in heaven. Rest in peace uncle Paul. As said, your watch is over.

Judith Jackson

November 23, 2020

Dad although you are no longer physically here with us your legacy will live on in the wonderful two gifts you created with mom, your loving children Paul Jr. and Judy.

I know we have told you may times how grateful we are for how you raised us. We know the great sacrifices you made during the 20 years of service in the Navy. As we were growing up we may not have always understood why you had to leave for months on end but as we grew older we understood and truly respect the sacrifices that were made to not only keep our family safe but to keep America safe.

Just like the below pome the watch is now being taken over by us and you may now rest knowing what a great job you have done.

We will always love you and you will always be here with us

The Watch"

For twenty years
This sailor has stood the watch
While some of us were in our bunks at night
This sailor stood the watch

While some of us were in school learning our trade
This shipmate stood the watch

Yes.. even before some of us were born into this world
This shipmate stood the watch

In those years when the storm clouds of war were seen brewing on the horizon of history
This shipmate stood the watch

Many times he would cast an eye ashore and see his family standing there
Needing his guidance and help
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times
But he still stood the watch

He stood the watch for twenty years
He stood the watch so that we, our families and
Our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly in safety, Each and every night
Knowing that a sailor stood the watch

Today we are here to say
'Shipmate... the watch stands relieved
Relieved by those You have trained ,Guided, and Led
Shipmate you stand relieved.. we have the watch..."

"Boatswain..Standby to pipe the side...Shipmate's going Ashore.."

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY