Roland Paul St. Germain Jr., age 69, of Henderson NV. passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2022.
The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.
Roland was born to Roland St. Germain, Sr. and Martha Coquyt St. Germain in Independence, LA on December 2, 1953. He is preceded in death by both his parents and his sister Paula. Roland is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kerri St. Germain, their son Frank St. Germain, and his son and daughter from a previous marriage to Catherine Carpenter St. Germain, Roland St. Germain III, and Michele St. Germain Funck; as well as his sibilings Lucy, Mike and Patty. He graduated from East Jefferson High School in Metaire, LA in 1972, before joining the U S Army in 1973. He served until 1984, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Roland held many jobs thruoghout his life, but above all he was an accomplished, prolific composer and musician. In his words, " I was a paralegal by day and by night I made records that annoy people". He wrote and produced several albums over his 60 years career with music. During the early 90's, he produced his first album, Dreams on Long Play and toured the U. S. and Europe with his band, The Grandmothers. By 1993 he created a new band, The Neglected Orphans, and immediately started on his next album, Dances with Weasels. The next ten years, he spent writing music and compiling ideas for his solo album, Tales From the Dog House. And solo was just that. He not only wrote the music and lyrics, but performed and recorded all the instruments himself. From that point on he became "The Band". He continued to produce and record music throughout the next 20+ years, including another solo album, No Prescription Required, and a Worship album, Passion of the Masses, in 2006.
He never stopped making music. It was his life, his calling.
A Memorial Service will be held at his home church, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 59 Lynn Lane, Henderson, NV. On January 28, 2023, at 2:00 pm. There will be a reception afterwards. Please join us in celebrating Roland's amazing life. Hawaiian shirts are welcome as they were his preferred attire.
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