ELIOT, Maine — James A. St. Clair, 57, of State Road, died May 12, 2001, at York Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Born in Whitefield, N.H., he was a son of Elpha and Jessie (Beaton) St. Clair and attended local schools. He graduated from Brewster Academy with the class of 1962. He went on to graduate from the New Hampshire Vocational Technical School in 1964 and was a certified automotive technician.
He served his country as a member of the United States Navy Sea Bees, MCB 133, Alpha Company, in the Vietnam War. He was the husband of Corinne St. Clair of Eliot and was the president of James A. St. Clair Inc., a heavy duty equipment repair company located in Eliot.
Jim was an active member of his community, serving as current post commander of the Eliot American Legion Post 188 and a member of the Kittery/Eliot Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the longtime Emergency Management Agency director for the community, helping to bring E-911 to Eliot many years before it was a statewide service. Jim's service to many organizations will be missed. He spent many hours serving Eliot. He was a member of the Friends of the William Fogg Library and the Eliot Historical Society and was a Red Cross volunteer. He was a parishioner of the First Congregational Church of Eliot and a member of the church property board.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne St. Clair; two daughters, Tracy and her husband, Tom Place, of Eliot, and Jennifer Woods of Kittery; three sons, James J. and his wife, Lisa, of Litchfield, N.H., and Richard St. Clair and Daniel St. Clair, both of Eliot; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Cody St. Clair of Litchfield and Caitlin Woods of Kittery; a sister, Gail Tinker of Wakefield, N.H.; an aunt and uncle, Della and Millard Bresnehan of Gilman, Vt.; his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Sandra G. Munsey of Forestdale, Mass., Sarah M. Silk of Wolfeboro, N.H., Marilyn Bolduc of West Ossipee, N.H., and Joseph and Ellen Goss of Center Ossipee, N.H.; and his former wife, Juanita Waser, of Kittery.