Roland St. Pierre
Roland Norman St. Pierre, 80, of Hallowell, ME passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta after a hard fought battle with cancer. "Rollie" was born in Augusta, ME, on June 11, 1937, to Oscar St. Pierre and Eva Trepanier.
After graduating from Cony High School in 1955, he went to Hanson’s Barber School and worked as a local barber for ten years, six of which were spent at Duke’s Barber Shop in Augusta.
In 1962, he married a widow, Judith F. Baitler McAllister, and adopted her two young sons, Gary Richard McAllister and Gregory Roy McAllister. Together they had two additional sons, Troy Allen St. Pierre and Jeffrey Bruce St. Pierre. They were married for 52 years.
Following his barbering career, he worked for the State of Maine D.O.T. for 28 years, and later, during his “retirement,” he worked at Western View Golf Course for 19 years. He also served his country through military service consisting of eight years in the Naval Reserve, and 32 years with the Air National Guard, which included a call to duty for the Desert Storm conflict in 1991.
Rollie was a dedicated and prolific basketball, softball, soccer, and football coach in the greater Augusta area for nearly 50 years; his philosophy of hard work and focusing on fundamentals positively impacted the athletic and character development of hundreds of young girls and boys from the Kennebec Valley area. One of his many high notes included the thirteen years he spent as the freshmen girls basketball coach at his alma mater, Cony High School, where his teaching of the fundamentals to inexperienced freshmen was instrumental to the team’s dominance during the mid-1990s into the 2000s.
He also influenced the character development and sportsmanship of hundreds more young Maine men and women through his many years of sports officiating. His officiating career included serving as a member of board #20 IABBO basketball officials for thirty two years, the executive committee for four years, as vice president for two years, and as president for one year. He was also a member of the MPA invitational Basketball tournament for nineteen years.
He was a member of Le Club Calumet for 53 years, and The Elks Club for 29 years.
Rollie was predeceased by his beloved wife Judee, parents Oscar and Eva, and brother Kenneth St. Pierre.
Roland is survived by his four sons, Gary, Greg, Troy and Jeff, Troy's wife, Diane, Jeff's husband, Peter Slade, his sister-in-law, Earla St. Pierre, his brother-in-law, Bruce Baitler and his wife Bonnie, three nieces, Kimberly Baitler, Kathie Baitler Olsen and Karen St. Pierre, and two nephews, Randy St. Pierre and Mark St. Pierre. He also has five grandchildren, Richard, Ken, and Katie McAllister, Arielle St. Pierre, John Holbrook and two great granddaughters, Ava and Alivia St. Pierre.
Visiting hours will be Monday, April 9th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd, Route 32, Windsor. A memorial service will follow directly after at 6:00 PM at the same location. Comfortable dress please, no black.