Matthew James St. Pierre of Seattle was born Sept. 19, 1979 in Providence, R.I., to Paul and Dorothy St. Pierre.
He was raised in Coventry, R.I., and graduated from Coventry High School. He moved to Sammamish in 1998 with his parents, and attended Bellevue Community College.
Matthew died April 14, at the University of Washington Medical Center. He was 30 years old.
Matthew worked at call centers providing technical support for a variety of industries. He had a robust life and participated in a variety of interests and hobbies such as acrylic painting, philosophy, movies, especially Star Wars, cooking, and reading science fiction.
He also wrote poetry, enjoyed fishing and was known to wear tie-dye shirts and argyle socks — a choice that linked him to his grandfather Paul St. Pierre — who engineered the machinery that made the argyle patterns.
His family remembers Matthew as a generous, caring and forgiving man. He was known as a determined man who was funny, quirky, flamboyant and candid – yet he was kind and mellow.
Matthew was engaged to Jon Gibson at J.C. Penney in front of a crowd of shoppers, in August 2009. They were to marry in June 2010.
Matthew is survived by his parents Paul and Dorothy St. Pierre of Sammamish, his brother Robert P. St. Pierre of Redmond, and his sister Elizabeth A. Courage of Kirkland. His family and friends will miss his bright smile.
In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make donations in Matthew’s memory to: Life Center NW, www.donatelifetoday.com/contribute/.
Matthew’s donation helped to save three lives and gave sight back to two individuals.