John William St. Peter
On Jan. 13, 2016, John William St. Peter joined our Heavenly Father. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; his sons, Alexander and Benjamin; his daughter, Madelyn; mother, Brenda; stepfather, Ken Blodgett; siblings, David St. Peter (Lisa), Michelle (Dave) Rusch and Kris (John) Theis; aunts, Nancy and Mary; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry St. Peter.
John loved every ounce of life. Those blessed to know him bore witness to his grace, charm, kindness, optimism, humor, attentiveness, athleticism, selflessness and faith. He loved God, Kathryn, Alex, Ben and Maddie, family, friends and our puppy, Cooper.
He embraced traveling, exploring, running, physical fitness, was an avid reader and enjoyed all things home, be it repair or partnering with his best friend and wife, Kathryn, to entertain. John could do anything — if it did not come naturally to him (which most things did), he would research, draft, then masterfully act (sometimes exhaustive in detail but always done well). John enjoyed making the world and those around him shine.
John was the kind of guy who would do anything for anyone, including but not limited to: cutting lawns, shoveling snow, starting and cleaning coworkers’ cars on wintry days, checking on elderly friends, and fixing and repairing ours and many homes — anything he could to make someone else’s life easier. His magnificently memorable smile touched all. John was one of the few runners you might have seen smiling, laughing, waving and/or offering compliments.
John was a very proud parent of three. With admiration he spoke often of their lives’ events and triumphs. His part in bringing them into the world was his greatest joy.
John cared for and expressed gratitude to every individual. He would ask everyone how their day was going and thank them for their work or service.
John has been so abundantly blessed in family and friends. He would like to thank his St. Peter and Taylor families, as well as family and friends in Virginia, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Vermont and all he was blessed to know. Without your care, prayers and love life would not have been as beautiful.
John and Kathryn express appreciation to their church families: City Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, and West Main Church, Danville, Virginia, as well as Kathryn’s hometown church Mount Vernon Methodist, Ruther Glen, Virginia.
Abundant gratitude is given to the talented medical teams led by Dr. David Schiff and Dr. Mark Shaffrey at the University of Virginia Cancer Center.
To John, “Everyone calls you amazing; I just call you mine.” I look forward to holding your beautiful face and having your smile shine upon me again. I love, love, love you. — Kathryn In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your choice of: City Church, 1010 Rio Road E, Charlottesville, VA 22901; West Main Church, 450 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541; or David Schiff, M.D. Attn: Bruce Leffler Division of Neuro-Oncology UVA Health System Hospital, West Room 6228, Charlottesville, VA 22908 — checks should be made payable to “UVA Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Research Fund.”
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home, Charlottesville, Virginia. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.hillandwood.com.