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James St. Germain

January 28, 1944 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 76)


James St. Germain, age 76, passed away on Tuesday December 8, 2020 at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, CA with his daughter by his side. He was born, on January 28, 1944 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to John Phillip and Rose Helen (Hathaway) St. Germain. He has been a long time resident of San Jose, CA. He was a veteran of the US Army. He married Phyllis Jeanne Waderich in May 1975. He worked as a mechanic at Specialty Garbage, spent time as a softball coach and enjoyed his family and a lifetime hobby of fishing. He was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, his daughter Jillian, his brother David and his sister Susie. His sister Sylvia St. German (Sister Chiara Marie of The Poor Claires) passed away the same week. He is survived by his daughter Jaime Kessler, her husband Joshua Edwards-Kessler, his grandchildren Matthew and Samuel Kessler, his brother John St. Germain of Dayton, NV and his sister Shelly Phillips of Coarsegold, CA and many nieces and nephews.

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