Peter Daniel St. Germain

July 5, 1980March 18, 2013

Our beloved Peter St Germain, of Red Bluff, CA, age 32, entered the arms of The Lord on March 18 after a long battle with cancer. Peter was born in Norwich, CT in July 1980 to Melody Pajak and Charles St Germain, and spent his youth in CT, FL, MA, and NC. He attended High School in Westhampton, MA and in Indian Trail, NC graduating in 1998. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 1999 and served 10 years to January 2009. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant / E5 and served in Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a U-2 Aircraft Electronic Warfare Specialist. Based at Beale AFB he spent long periods deployed to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Cypress. Pete loved the Air Force including the challenge, the discipline and the honor in it. He was especially proud of serving on the Beale AFB Honor Guard, through which he honored the service and sacrifice of others. During his time in the Air Force Peter was awarded 14 various medals and ribbons for his service. In 2007 he was chosen multiple times as the Noncommissioned Officer of the quarter while serving overseas.

Between deployments Peter became certified as an EMT and served on the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team. He also earned multiple college degrees during his career 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; camping, hiking, skiing, and exploring and was very active with the Boy Scouts in Westhampton, MA where he ultimately achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult he summited Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn. He also skied many mountains in Europe and Alaska including back-pack trips and helicopter drops.

Peter is survived by his loving wife, Alysha St Germain, two beautiful children, Isabella age 4, and Lucas age 2, mother and step-father, Melody and John Pajak, Black Mountain, NC; father and step-mother, Charles and Kathy St Germain, Gill, MA; sisters Jessica Stafford and Amy St Germain, Turners Falls, MA, in-laws Rick and Michaele Brown and their children Annie, Mike, and Natalie and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends around the world.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers 816 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA, on Wednesday March 20 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service and burial will be at the Northern California Veteran’s Cemetery, 11800 Gas Point Road, Igo, CA on Thursday March 21 at 12:30pm. Funeral attendees are encouraged to gather at Hoyt-Cole at 11:00 am for the procession to Igo.

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, or ‘For His Children, Quito, Ecuador’, P.O. Box 912412, Denver, CO 80291-2412 (for tax deduction information please visit: http://www.forhischildren-

We will love you for all time, Peter. You are our Hero and our Inspiration!


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

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April 27, 2013

Thinking of you and the children, Alysha. Please let me know if you need anything or if you will be in Chico. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Megan, Ken, Arabella and Dashel Petty

Henryk Zaleski

April 1, 2013

Rest in peace Peter.

April 1, 2013

"Our thoughts are with your family and friends at this difficult time" - Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers

Maxine Alexander

March 30, 2013

No words can say how sorry I am to hear this news. Bless you and keep you.

kim wamego

March 26, 2013

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

March 23, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Peter St. Gemain our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Peter. And to Peter it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Air Force . Peter, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Peter's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

March 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter's family at this time. Donna Delisle-Mitchell and Shelly Santerre (Westhampton, MA)

Greg Owen

March 23, 2013

I met Pete in Saudi in 2000 we roomed together he was a good guy...and we made the most fun we could while over there working everyday...


March 23, 2013

Pete worked for me when I was a young maintenance officer at least 4 years ago at Beale. He was one of the sharpest guys we had which made all the deployments and tdy's we'd been on together effortless. He always got the job done and took care of his younger troops. I was so sad to hear about his health and now his passing. Sincere condolences and prayers go out to his wife, kids, and family.

Brian Cooper

March 22, 2013

Peter was perhaps 10 years old when he came to live in Westhampton, having moved into the parsonage in the center of our little New England town with his family, his mother moving them there when she became the new minister at the old Congregational church.
It didn't take young Peter much time to realize that it was possible to climb onto the roof of the town hall with the help of a particular tree out back, which was something that greatly delighted us Westhampton boys, who wondered how we hadn't been able to figure it out for ourselves in our years of playing around the center of town.
I have fond memories of enjoying views of the Metacomet Ridge from high atop the town hall roof with Peter, and of ripping pants on the nails sticking out of the old slabs of slate on the slide back down to the tree that was the ladder back to solid ground.
Though I haven't seen Peter since I was perhaps a college student if that, it wasn't hard to picture him on top of the Matterhorn, having read of Peter's ascent of that peak among his many other accomplishments mentioned in his obituary. He must have greatly pleased the Swiss boys when he showed them that it's actually possible to get up there.
Though saddened and shocked at the news of his passing, my only comfort was to learn that in his short years, he lived more than many folks do in much longer lifetimes, though I certainly pray for his young family.
I wish them strength and extend to them my condolences.