Robert A. St. Pierre, 89: Lifelong athlete

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BRUNSWICK — Robert A. St. Pierre, 89, of Brunswick and Venice, Fla., died Aug. 28 following a period of declining health.

On April 24, 1920, he was born in Brunswick, son of Anna (Bechard) and Alexis St. Pierre.

After graduating from Brunswick High School in 1938, he attended Colby College, graduating in 1944.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Barbara Jameson of Millinocket and was married until her death in March, 1961. Later on, he married Sara Krauter.

After returning from the war, he taught at Jay High School before he was hired by Brunswick High School as a teacher and coach, until he retired in 1974.

He and his wife Sara moved to Venice, Fla., after they both retired from teaching, and enjoyed playing golf, and traveling to Europe and Central America. 

He enjoyed athletics throughout his life. During his school years, he played baseball, football, and track. As a young adult, he played semi-professional baseball, and later in life, he was an avid golfer who had two holes-in-one.

One of his proudest athletic achievements was setting the freshman record in track and field while at Colby College with a broad jump of 23 feet, 4 inches.

He was predeceased by his wife Sara, a brother, Claude St. Pierre, and three sisters, Eunice Skaling, Lorraine Kenyon and Connie Roderick.

He is survived by his sister, Lucille Curtis of Brunswick; five children, Michael St. Pierre of Brunswick, Martin Krauter of Raymond, Linda Voelker of Franklin, N.H., Ivy Cilley of Franklin, N.H., and Evelyn Averill of Easton, Conn.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and family friend, Edith McCafferty of Portland.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Brunswick High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 146, Brunswick, ME 04011.


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