Hermia Daly Mercer

The family of Hermia Alexandria Daly Mercer is saddened to announce her passing on Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 84.

Mrs. Mercer is survived by her loving husband of almost 58 years, Albert A. Mercer; her daughters, Lucette Mercer and Janet Smiley; and others, including her grandchildren, Lynnell and Nathaniel Smiley; great-grandchildren, Tre'von Peebles and Katrina Smiley; siblings, Thama Figueroa, Jean Colyer, Heidi Daly, Herdinia Daly, Ralston Daly, Lynette Burton-Ngumi; cousins, Ada Jackson, Karen Evans, Marilyn Burrell, Darius Seeley, Winston Seeley, Winifred Carrington, Classina Ford, Berecia Lewis, Sedric Heyliger.

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Daisy Maduro

Services will be held Monday for Daisy Maduro, age 82, who passed away Dec. 8, 2014, in Florida.

She is survived by her spouse and friend, Elbert Maduro; children, Jeneffer Maduro-Breedy, David Maduro, Joseph Brow-Maduro; son-in-law, Gilbert Breedy; adopted children, Sandy, Jason & Morgan Gabriel, AnnMarie Baltimore, Patrice Donovan, Rejelio & Jacqueline Arnold, Rudel & Tisha Grant, Desiree Gumbs, Robert & Carol Johnson, Alfred Mack, Atty. Frederick Norford; sisters, Elizabeth Riley, Eulalie Higgins, Doreen Higgins, Evelyn Duzant; adopted sister, Sophena Blake; grandchildren, Jahan Maduro-Warner, Jaden Maduro-Vanterpool, Jace Maduro-Breedy, Jenae Maduro-Breedy, David Maduro Jr., Marquis Brow, Aiden Brow; adopted grandchildren, Shabelle Vanterpool, Shalaya Bellot, Shalese Bryan, Dimitri Gabriel, Kiana Gabriel, Ajelia Arnold; special in-laws, Clarence and Rubye Todman, Myra Lettsome, Elvin Fahie, Melvin Fahie, Norris Fahie, Harris Fahie, Odessa Fahie; special aunt-in-law and friend, Mercedes Dickerson; special friends, Atty. Iver & Priscilla Stridiron, Riel & Marilyn Rhymer, Leanda George, Joyce Delemos, the Rev. & Mrs. Franklyn Manners, Pearl Mitcham, Leo Zamore, the Rev. & Mrs. Selwyn Vanterpool, the Rev. Bonnie Byron, Alice Rey, Doreen Pemberton, Leo Vanterpool, Renaldo Christopher, Thomas Bradshaw, Mrs. Mariel Jennings, Mavis Turnbull, Irene James, Henrietta Benjamin; close nephew, Eustace Athanaze; extended family and friends too numerous to mention, including the Christchurch Methodist family, the Home Depot family, the MSI Family and the Ace Hardware family.

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Iola Claretta Byron

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Iola Claretta Byron of Ramsbury Site, Charlestown, Nevis, at the age of 78 years.

The sad event took place Dec. 3 at the Alexandra Hospital on Nevis.

The thanksgiving service for the Iola Claretta Byron will take place today at Charlestown Methodist Church on Nevis. The viewing will begin at 1 p.m., and the service will begin at 2 p.m.

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Deaths

Rena Victoria Huyghue Wiggley

Rena Victoria Huyghue Wiggley, also known as Mother, age 92, of Anna's Retreat, St. Thomas, passed away Dec. 3, 2014, at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Wiggley; daughter, Candice Acosta; son-in-law, Hypolitte Acosta; and grandson, Hawthorne Saunders Jr.

She is survived by her son, Mark Christian; daughters, Demaris Walwyn, Abigail Booker, Antoinette Dyer, Sharon Turnbull, Susan Gereau and Marsha Christian; sons-in-law, Vernon Walwyn Sr., Fernando Dyer, Louis Turnbull Sr., Roy Booker, Beaumont Gereau; daughters-in-law, Jo Ann Crawford-Christian; grandsons, Vernon Walwyn Jr., Stuart Saunders, Chaka Edwards, Deste and Omar Booker, Louis Jr., Naikii and Tarik Turnbull, Malik, Jabbar and Haniff Gereau, Akil Francis, Tah Hill, Andre and Vidal Acosta, Marcus and Royel Christian and Le'Quinn Anthony; granddaughters, Denetrice Adams, Gigi Richardson, Kim Craig-Chaderton, Lisa Roberts, Dorian Schiff, Shani Marquez, Zenzi Booker and Shabree Anthony; special nephew, Antonio Parilla; nieces, Nina Morales, Cheryl Watts, Linda Morales, Edna Lewis and Freddie Huyghue; 38 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Deaths

Marilyn A. Georges

Services will be held Wednesday for Marilyn A. Georges, better known Girlie, who died Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 72 in Florida.

The service at 9 a.m. today at All Saints Cathedral.

Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Cecelia Brunn and Sharon Jennings; and nephew, Al.

She is survived by her children, Dale Christian, Capt. Roland Fahie Sr., MSC, Navy, Mercedes Phipps, Lebourne Dowe, HMC (FMF), Ronald Claxton, U.S. Navy, Ret., ATI (AW/SW) Troy Claxton Sr., U.S. Navy, Ret., Craig Claxton Sr.; daughters-in-law, Cathilene Fahie, Shahla Dowe and Jodi Claxton; grandchildren, Roland II and Kayla Fahie, Joedine Hose, Kyle Malone, GSMFN Koiya Davis USN, K'Shon Anthony, Shamir, Lesha, Shaleigh, Leokei, Shalani and Lelah Dowe, Troy Jr., Alivia, Deanna and Taylor Claxton, LCPL Craig Claxton Jr., USMC, Lah'Craisha and A'Kym Claxton, Magonda Brown; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Rudolph Slack, Randolph Christian, Alberic, Paul, Jerome, and Ernest Georges; sisters, Yvonne Phillips, Eva Lewis, Marian Christian, and Evis Lake; nieces, Ingrid Burton, Linda Brunn, Denise Joseph, Denise Slack-Tilghman, LaVerne Slack, Charmaine Slack Esq., Desiree Smith, Stephanie Best, Coleen Hendricks, Charlene Austin, Denise Magras-Ward, Diane Lowe, Urisha Merchant; nephews, Adrian O'Neal, Allen, Roy, Dean, Rudolph Brunn, Derick Greaves, Darrell and Darren Smith, Steve Sylvester, Dwayne Farrington, Evan Lake, Jean Magras, Leroy Somersall and Steve Julius; and many relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Marilyn A. Georges

Services will be held Wednesday for Marilyn A. Georges, better known Girlie, who died Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 72 in Florida.

The viewing is at 5 to 7 p.m. today at Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home, with the service at 9 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Cathedral.

Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Cecelia Brunn and Sharon Jennings; and nephew, Al.

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Alice Iva Huggins

Services will be held Wednesday for Alice Iva Huggins, 90, of St. Thomas, who died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her children, Desmond L. Nisbett and Claudette Lavern Georges-Brathwaite.

She is survived by her children, Marcia Diane Ayala, Carl B. Nisbett; grandchildren, Steve Nisbett, Augustin Ayala III, Allison Ayala, Latishma Walters, Phillip I. Nisbett, Stephanie Joseph; great-grandchildren, Denea Nisbett, Shadea Nisbett, Dujon Nisbett, De'Vonte Ayala, Akeedu Ayala, Omari Walters, Augustin Ayala IV, Tae-Naaki Walters, Neegus Ayala and Andre Ayala, Reissa Motta, Ashyla Garden, Atoia Garden, Ashoya Garden; grandson-in-law, Winston Walters; granddaughter-in-laws, Mary Nisbett and Keyla Ayala; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews too numerous to mention; special mention of the Rev. Benthley Thomas, Paul Thomas, Wrendell Thomas, Winford Thomas, Minister Jeff Thomas, Mamrie Thomas, Malvern Gumbs, Minova Cherival, Merida Gumbs, Neuvie (Irene) Gumbs, Bernice Hodge and family, Roy Wallace and the entire Wallace family, and Claudette Manchester and the entire Manchester family in St. Kitts.

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Alice Iva Huggins

Services are set for Wednesday for Alice Iva Huggins, 90, of St. Thomas, who died Dec. 7, 2014.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her children, Desmond L. Nisbett and Claudette Lavern Georges-Brathwaite.

She is survived by her children, Marcia Diane Ayala, Carl B. Nisbett; grandchildren, Steve Nisbett, Augustin Ayala, III, Allison Ayala, Latishma Walters, Phillip I. Nisbett; great-grandchildren, Denea Nisbett, Shadea Nisbett, Dujon Nisbett, De'Vonte Ayala, Akeedu Ayala, Omari Walters, Augustin Ayala, IV, Tae-Naaki Walters, Neegus Ayala and Andre Ayala; and nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews too numerous to mention; and with special mention of The Rev. Benthley Thomas, Paul Thomas, Wrendell Thomas, Winford Thomas, Minister Jeff Thomas, Mamrie Thomas, Malvern Gumbs, Minova Cherival, Merida Gumbs, Neuvie (Irene) Gumbs, Bernice Hodge and family, Roy Wallace and the entire Wallace family, and Claudette Manchester and the entire Manchester family in St. Kitts.

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Alice Iva Huggins

Services will be held Wednesday for Alice Iva Huggins, 90, of St. Thomas who died Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Eastern Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her children, Desmond A. Nisbett and Claudette Lavern George-Brathwaite (Deceased).

She is survived by her children, Marcia Diane Ayala, Carl B. Nisbett; grandchildren, Steve Nisbett, Augustine Ayala, III, Allison Ayala, Latisma Walters and Phillip I. Nisbett; great-grandchildren, Denea Nisbett, Shadea Nisbett, Dujon Nisbett, De'Vonte Ayala, Akeedu Ayala, Omari Walters, Augustine Ayala, IV, Neegus Ayala and Andre Ayala; nieces, Nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews too numerous to mention. Special mention of Rev. Benthley Thomas, Paul Thomas, Wrendell Thomas, Winford Thomas and Minister Jeff Thomas.

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Raymond Matthew

Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2014, for Raymond Matthew, better known as Road March, who died Nov. 29, 2014, at Jackson Memorial Hospital
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Matthew; sons, Steven Matthew and Junior Glasgow; daughter-in-law, Lynell Matthew; sisters-in-laws, Ingrid Bookey and Colleen Matthew; brothers-in-law, Edgar Williams, David Williams, Joseph Williams and Philip Williams; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Erielle Matthew; niece, Sonia Watkins-Scott; nephews, Kevin “Cheyenne” Greaves, Peter Watkins and Ormond Watkins; great-nieces, Mona Watkins, Lynette Watkins, Dr. Amina Watkins, Selena Watkins, Charon Dawling, Orecia Hughes, Tiffany Harley, ShiKenya Greaves, ShaKevia Greaves, Amiya Greaves, Chakeisy Greaves and Jauna Roberts; great-nephews, Cory Watkins, Jamal Watkins, Kevin Brooks, Sean Daniels, Javon Greaves, Cheyenne Greaves, Kevani  Greaves, Shackoy Greaves, Kevin Greaves and Diego Lawrence; special friends, Elroy “Fever” Fleming, Harry, Willie and Shalyn Proctor; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The first viewing is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home.
The second viewing is Dec. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.
Interment is at Western Cemetery No. 3.
Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home.
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Louis Ralph Danet

The family of Louis Ralph Danet is saddened to announce his passing on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Ralph was affectionately known as Rafi or Slim. (read more)

Carmen Maldonado Mendez

Carmen Maldonado Mendez

Services will be held Thursday for Carmen Maldonado Mendez of Kerwin Terrace, who died Nov. 27, 2014, at the age of 77.

The viewing is from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home, with the service at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

She is survived by her sons, Edwin, Elvin, Raphael, William and Miguel Mendez; daughter, Lisa D. Mendez-Samuel; grandchildren, Rainbeaux, Kareem, Emanuel, Jamilia, Analisa and Utiny Mendez, Natasha and Michael Benjamin, Andretti and Olivettie Samuel, Emma Mendez, Miguel Mendez Jr., John

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Fabian Elihu Richardson

Fabian Elihu Richardson

Fabian Elihu Richardson, better known as Fabie, 57, of Smith Bay, St. Thomas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital.

A celebration of life for Richardson will be held in St. Thomas on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Bovoni Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Evalie Richardson; three daughters, Natasha Richardson (Holland), Corinthia Richardson (St. Maarten), Amanda Richardson (St. Thomas; stepson, Jerry Victorine (St. Thomas); stepmother, Yvonne Hanley (USA); mother-in-law, Melanie John Lewis (Curacao); adopted mother, (Aunt) Marjorie Richardson (St. Maarten); eight grandchildren, Nateesha Richardson, I'Zeehlee Levenstone (Holland), Damien and Brianna Richardson (St. Maarten), Jevon, Jeremiah, J'mari and Mackayshia Victorine (St. Thomas); five sisters, Dolpher Hobson (Nevis), Elrethia (Ronnie) Richardson and Olga O. Greenaway-Morton (St. Kitts), Amorelle Wilson, Angela Hanley (Virginia); three brothers, Marvin and Mitchell Hanley (USA), Anthony Griffin (St. Kitts);

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Ivanne Estelle Farr

Ivanne Estelle Farr

Ivanne Estelle Farr, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 3, 2014, in Del Rio, Texas. After a valiant battle with a long illness, she went home to be with her true Father in Heaven in the most peaceful way.

Ivanne was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in Texarkana, Ark., to the late F. Lynnwood and Leone Seedig Farr. She graduated from Texarkana High School in 1957 and attended Southwest Texas State University. After marrying, she raised her three children in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ivanne merged her love of the earth's natural treasures, her God-given talent of artistry and inherited entrepreneurship, and founded her jewelry studio, Ivanne Et Cie, Inc., in Corpus Christi in 1976. She designed one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for clients throughout south Texas and all over the world. In 1990, Ivanne joined her parents, relocating to the family ranch in Meridian, Texas, where she continued her involvement in community organizations, serving on the Bosque County Tourism Council and Texas Chisholm Trail Association.

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Harry Perry Crooks

Harry Perry Crooks

Harry Perry Crooks, age 79, passed away Nov. 29, 2014.

The memorial service is Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

Pastor Oral Hazel will officiate.

Arrangements are by Turnbull's Funeral Home.

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Austin R.S. Browne

The family of Austin R.S. Browne, also known as a Sugar and Browne, is saddened to announce his passing on Nov. 20, 2014.

He is survived by his spouse, Altagracia Nestor Browne; daughters and stepdaughters, Laverne Evelyn Henry, Dr. Margaret Browne Huntt, Belinda Browne, Tita Nestor Reyes, Ysabel N. Lorand; sons and stepsons, Albert Evelyn Sr., Edward Browne, Evelson Nestor, Cesal Nestor; sister, Felcita Harley; brothers, Ivor Harley, Sylric Harley, Joseph Harley, Aswilde Harley; grandchildren, Colette Letang, Aillina Letang, Arnold Henry Jr., Albert Evelyn Jr., Jah-stashia Evelyn, Annastashia Evelyn, Destiny Hodupp, Anwar Mohammed, Jeffrey J. Alphonse, Debra Allen; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sampson, Willie Sampson, Zayden Davis; nieces, Edristine Langley, Gertrude Thomas, Paulette Morris, Celine Thomas, Joi-Ann Thomas; nephews, Eustace Langley, Calvin Langley, Fitzroy Langley, Simon Morris; son-in-law, Arnold Henry Sr., and Roland Huntt Jr.; daughter-in-law, Deborah Raymond Browne; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Ralph Granville Brathwaite Jr.

Services will be held Saturday for Ralph Granville Brathwaite Jr., also known as Butch.

The first viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Methodist Church, with the service at 11 a.m. at the same location.

Interment is at Western Cemetery.

He is survived by his fiancée, Paula Claxton; daughter, Beverly Brathwaite; sons, Ralph "Rankin" Brathwaite III, Atiba "Tiba" K. Brathwaite, Ajamu "Kwasi" K Brathwaite, Akani K. Brathwaite Sr., Ajani K. Brathwaite Sr.; stepdaughter, Chandal "Chani" Jeffers; stepsons, Je'Moi Christopher Sr., Dave Jeffers Jr.; grandchildren, Deviya Brathwaite, Anijah K. Brathwaite, Knaloni Brathwaite, Ayize K. Brathwaite, Ajanae "Snookooks" Brathwaite, Jernniqua Brathwaite, Ajane Brathwaite, Aneyah K. Brathwaite, Akani K. Brathwaite Jr., Ajani K. Brathwaite Jr., Ahniyah K. Brathwaite, Ajaeda K. Brathwaite, Ajaela K. Brathwaite, Amirah K. Brathwaite; sister, Janet B. Hansby; brother, Glenn Blyden; adopted grandson, Nahaunda Brathwaite, Je'Moi Christopher Jr., J'Kai Williams; adopted children, Toya Seales, Grace Warner, Lori Boynes-Tyson, Diana David; godchildren, Reneicia "Nena" Malone, Khalisha Clarke, Tarron Mills, Davon "Nigel" Cumberbatch, LaKoi Malone; sisters-in-law, June Blyden, Patricia Lake-Blyden; aunts, Ethlyn DeWindt, Olive Smith; uncle, Clifford Callwood; special friends, Leon Monsanto, "Sparrow and the Gang," Veterans Drive Post Office family, V.I. Postal Services; special friends, Everton Gibson, Verna Claxton, Myrna Claxton Henley, Roy Henley Deborah Joseph, Glenn and Cicely Francis, Lydia Brathwaite (Miss B); family friends, Valacia and Henry Ashton, Lillian and Heraldo Todman, Julian and Racheal Henry, Christine Sabrohe, Erima Carr; families, Brathwaite, Blyden, Callwood, DeWindt, Frazer, Hansby, Howard, Rhymer, Ritter, Rivera, Robles, Smith; and many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

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Fred Berger

Fred Berger, 89, of Boca Grande, Fla., formerly of St. Thomas, died Nov. 3, 2014.

Born in NYC, he grew up in Reading, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II and a graduate of Temple University. He settled in Bucks County, Pa., where he published a newspaper and raised his family. He was a fine writer and his weekly column was often a source of discomfort for local officials. He fell in love with St. Thomas after vacationing there and moved the family to the island in 1965. He was the director of public relations in the Paiewonsky administration and wrote many of the governor's speeches. He had a deep affection for the islands and its people and developed many lasting friendships.

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Wayne Thomas

Wayne Thomas

Services will be held today for Wayne Thomas, who died Nov. 9, 2014.

The viewing is at 9 a.m. at John Thomas Memorial Chapel, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Thomas.

He is survived by his daughters, Delsa T. Thomas, Lisa Thomas-Francis; son-in-law, Damion Francis; grandchildren, Valina Rezarie, Valisha, Valiqua, Eve Molina, Zhade' Carr, Lashyra Lettsome and Dahfari Francis; great-grandchildren, Maya and Akieyla Mack and Lesean Henry Jr.; brother, Lowell Leando (Shadow) Thomas-Vicars; sisters, Lynette W. Kennings, Denise Jackson-Christian, Janet Jackson-Ferrari, Rochelle Jackson-Todman, Loreli M.J. Wesselhoft; brothers-in-law, Lindley Kennings Sr., Henry E. Todman Jr., Richard Wesselhoft; aunts, Lorna Perez, Norma Simmonds, Sonia Setorie, Jenita Jackson, Leone Jackson; uncles, Laurence Jackson, Jaime Perez I; nieces, Sharon Adams-Lewis,Marlo Henneman,Kiesha Kennings-Frelot,Dalila Christian,Raqueema Williams,Nika Ferrari, Nyesha Ferrari, Tasha Testamark-Williams,Seleema Todman-King,Deanna Ludvig, Derisa Grant,Monifa Thomas-Wattley,Ebonnie Thomas, and Latora Thomas; nephews, Shane Henneman, Lindley Kennings Jr., Dwayne McClean, Damon McClean, Dulani Christian, Malik Todman, Loushandou Brathwaite, Leanaldo Grant, Lowell Thomas Jr.; special cousins, Susan Penn, Coreen "Latisha" and Marilyn "Tijah" Jackson, Al Simmonds, and Ray Setorie; special friends, the Men from "Round the Field", former co-workers at the Queen Louise Home for the Aged; extended families, Jackson, Perez, Simmonds, Petersen, Setorie, Thomas and Jensen; other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Kendall T. Petersen

Kendall T. Petersen, also known as Seigo, age 52, of Queen St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, in Caguas, P.R.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Petersen; and son, Kendall T. Petersen Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Clarissa Messer Petersen; companions, Yvette Johnson and Sharon Cummings; daughters, Clarissa E., Indika, Kanika, Kendra, Kenyshwa, Kesi, Mahalia Petersen; sons, Amenhotep, Frank, Kidall, Menelik, Mikael, Nakeem Petersen; grandchildren, Anara & Shanara Encarnacion, Ananka Milligan, Jahzir, Kabalion, Kendall T. III, Kennatra, Heru'Akenra, Kidalia, Kixyra, and Melkezedec Petersen, Makaya, Maya, and Mikah Taylor; sisters, Wanda Morris, Shermaine Nielsen, Ava, Verdel, and Violet Petersen, Valerie Petersen Sackey (Fla.), Denise Petersen-Stout (N.Y.), Darice Plaskett, Norine Spicer (FLa.), Judith Molloy; nieces, Kimberly Fredericks, Charissa Sackey Jones, Stacy Wiggins Malone, Monique Moorehead, Masonya Petersen, Amira Plaskett, Tiffany Sackey, Clarissa S., Vonda Smith, Jada Spicer, Venne' Williams, Aisha Woods; nephews, Leopold Gittens, Dean Plaskett, Lionel Sackey Jr., Justin Stout, Kevin Spicer, Kibwe Tom; great-nieces, Marley Gray, Makyla and Malaysia Jones, Miniya Malone, Larissa Serrano; great-nephews, Malachi Benjamin, Tobias Brown Jr., Cory and Camerin Fredericks, Akeem Jones, Bilal McFarlane, Michael Malone, Marco Rodrigues Jr., Lionel Sackey III, Takari Vandiver; aunts, Evelyn Messer-James, Marion Petersen-Ford; daughter-in-law, Jenna McIntosh Petersen; brothers-in-law, Meredith Nielsen, Austin Stout; godparent, Jane Naughton Henry; special friends, Babatunde Belardo, Dawn "Sunshine" Brodhurst, Adelbert Bryan, Analyn M. Creque, Charles Farrell, Buddy Henneman and family, Dean Johnson, Mario Moorhead, Gregory Marcus, Dean Nurse Sr., Richard Nicks, RasNakingyi F.M. Abraham, 2nd vice president, the Ethiopian World Federation, RasMakonnen, Local #5, Inc., Bevin Smith, Theron "Ronnie" Richards, Betty Wilson, and other friends too numerous to mention; cousins and other relatives, Sheila Arrington, Florette Augustine, Colette Bellamy-Pilgrim, Lloyd Bolling Jr., Karen Karlson, Noeleen Christian, Cedelle Christopher, Rosalie Messer-Clendenen, Myrtle Court, Joan Morris Felix, Magnolia Fritzgerald, Eddie, Robert and Rosalin Ford, Erna James Lynch, Grete James Garcia, Laurel James Hecker, Carl Michael, Gustav A., Kevin L.G., Wayne G and Winfield James, Rodney Mackay, Mable Melchior, Almeric, Anthony, Catherine, Christian, Lionel Jr., Lureneand Sheldon Messer, Corrine Messer Milligan, Antonio and Corrine Messer and family, Jennifer James N'Joya, Claude, Claude H., Delroy, Herman V., Hugh, Lauritz, Lawrence, Mavis, Milton and Trina Petersen, Merle Petersen-George, Marlene Petersen-Henderson, Olga Petersen-Hewett, Jeanette Robinson, Ingrid Santangelo, Gertrude Ross-Jones, Clarissa Ross Lewis, Sylvia Ross Talbot, Diane Stephens, William A. Jorge Lara, MD, Caguas, Puerto Rico, the Brady, Edney, Fludd, Heyliger, Joseph, McBean, Menders, Petersen, Prince, Springer, Samuel and Trotman families, Merle, Marilyn, Doris, Sheryl, Sharon, Marvin, Alda and Ulric Jr., Benjamin, Rupert Jr. and Sandra Isaac, Frances "Fannie" Peterson, Carmen Russell, Maria "Joy" Thomas-Lewis, Eric, and Debbie Thomas, Marie B. Schuster and family, Pauline and Samuel Braffith Jr., Sharon Brown and family, Marilyn Christian and family, Veronica Phillips, Nelarine Sackey, Mable D. Francis, Selassie Newton, descendants of Emelda Larcos, Mildred Williams, and Christian and Lloyd Joseph, and other relatives too numerous to mention.

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Austin R.S. Browne

The family of Austin R.S. Browne, also known as a Sugar and Browne, is saddened to announce his passing on Nov. 20, 2014.

He is survived by his spouse, Altagracia Nestor Browne; daughters and stepdaughters, Laverne Evelyn Henry, Dr. Margaret Browne Huntt, Belinda Browne, Tita Nestor Reyes, Ysabel N. Lorand; sons and stepsons, Albert Evelyn Sr., Edward Browne, Evelson Nestor, Cesal Nestor; sister, Felcita Harley; brothers, Ivor Harley, Sylric Harley, Joseph Harley, Aswilde Harley; grandchildren, Colette Letang, Aillina Letang, Arnold Henry Jr., Albert Evelyn Jr., Jah-stashia Evelyn, Annastashia Evelyn, Destiny Hodupp, Anwar Mohammed, Jeffrey J. Alphonse, Debra Allen; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sampson, Willie Sampson, Zayden Davis; nieces, Edristine Langley, Gertrude Thomas, Paulette Morris, Celine Thomas, Joi-Ann Thomas; nephews, Eustace Langley, Calvin Langley, Fitzroy Langley, Simon Morris; son-in-law, Arnold Henry Sr., and Roland Huntt Jr.; daughter-in-law, Deborah Raymond Browne; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Fred Berger

Fred Berger, 89, of Boca Grande, Fla., formerly of St. Thomas, died Nov. 3, 2014.

Born in NYC, he grew up in Reading, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II and a graduate of Temple University. He settled in Bucks County, Pa., where he published a newspaper and raised his family. He was a fine writer and his weekly column was often a source of discomfort for local officials. He fell in love with St. Thomas after vacationing there and moved the family to the island in 1965. He was the director of public relations in the Paiewonsky administration and wrote many of the governor's speeches. He had a deep affection for the islands and its people and developed many lasting friendships.

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Daile C. Gonsalves

Services will be Monday for Daile C. Gonsalves, who died Nov. 23, 2014.

The viewing will be 9 a.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.

He is survived by his grandmother, Mary-Ann Stevens; mother, Menetha Gonsalves-Anthony; father, Mitchell Acham; stepfather, Rolston Anthony; son, Daile Gonsalves Jr.; daughter, Genae Gonsalves; sisters, Andrea Anthony, Joy-Ann Anthony-Perry, Cathea Anthony-George; brother, Dwayne Anthony; aunts, Gwenneth Joshua, Hilly-May Ronan, Helen-May (Iralyn) and Dailure Stevens, Vivian and Carolyn Roberts, Jennifer Gonsalves-Barriero, Salome Brown, Adelade Acham; uncles, Edgar , George and David Gonsalves-Barriero, Alton and Glenmore Stevens, Kenroy Josiah; nieces, Shalina Ogba, Zaysia Rogers, Znaysa and Zmya Anthony; nephews, Senior Airman John Perry Jr., Alair and Cathen George, Zakijah, Zanijah and Zamir Anthony; extra special friend/family, Faye Liburd; brothers and sister-in-law, John Perry, Alston George and Ahsima Anthony.

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Efrain Feliciano Sr.

Efrain Feliciano Sr. also known as (Papi) to many who knew and loved him, died Nov. 13, 2014, after fighting a long illness in the Veterans Hospital in Scranton, Pa. He was a beloved member of his community and his adopted home St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Born Feb. 1, 1935, in Cidra, P.R., He came to St. Thomas as a very young man and served his country in the armed forces, signing up in September 1956 he was a member of the 82nd Airbourn unit the screaming eagles till his honorable discharge in July of 1963.

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Alice O'Connor

We announce the passing of Alice O'Connor, who died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 92.

The viewing is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

Interment is at Cruz Bay Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Varlack and Edna Freeman; son, Robert O'Connor Jr.; granddaughters, Diane Griffith, Denise Joseph, Abigail Hendricks, Delrise Varlack, Bericia Hendricks, Kela Braithwaite, Jerrel O'Connor, Francisca O'Connor and Francillia O'Connor; and grandsons, Elrod Hendricks Jr., Elroy Hendricks, Kareem Freeman.

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Deryl Helen Kidwell

Ms. Deryl Helen Kidwell, 81, of No. 6 Hull Bay, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014.

She is survived by her sister, Joy Beese of Kennewick, Wash. Deryl arrived in these islands more than 60 years ago and never wanted to leave.

She adored her dachshunds, her piece of land she tended and her home she built with her own hands. Those who knew her, knew she was independent an worked very hard and when not working had a book in her hands. The world lost a treasure trove of knowledge today.

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Kendall T. Petersen

Kendall T. Petersen, also known as Seigo, age 52, of Queen St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, in Caguas, P.R.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Petersen; and son, Kendall T. Petersen Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Clarissa Messer Petersen; companions, Yvette Johnson and Sharon Cummings; daughters, Clarissa E., Indika, Kanika, Kendra, Kenyshwa, Kesi, Mahalia Petersen; sons, Amenhotep, Frank, Kidall, Menelik, Mikael, Nakeem Petersen; grandchildren, Anara & Shanara Encarnacion, Ananka Milligan, Jahzir, Kabalion, Kendall T. III, Kennatra, Heru'Akenra, Kidalia, Kixyra, and Melkezedec Petersen, Makaya, Maya, and Mikah Taylor; sisters, Wanda Morris, Shermaine Nielsen, Ava, Verdel, and Violet Petersen, Valerie Petersen Sackey (Fla.), Denise Petersen-Stout (N.Y.), Darice Plaskett, Norine Spicer (FLa.), Judith Molloy; nieces, Kimberly Fredericks, Charissa Sackey Jones, Stacy Wiggins Malone, Monique Moorehead, Masonya Petersen, Amira Plaskett, Tiffany Sackey, Clarissa S., Vonda Smith, Jada Spicer, Venne' Williams, Aisha Woods; nephews, Leopold Gittens, Dean Plaskett, Lionel Sackey Jr., Justin Stout, Kevin Spicer, Kibwe Tom; great-nieces, Marley Gray, Makyla and Malaysia Jones, Miniya Malone, Larissa Serrano; great-nephews, Malachi Benjamin, Tobias Brown Jr., Cory and Camerin Fredericks, Akeem Jones, Bilal McFarlane, Michael Malone, Marco Rodrigues Jr., Lionel Sackey III, Takari Vandiver; aunts, Evelyn Messer-James, Marion Petersen-Ford; daughter-in-law, Jenna McIntosh Petersen; brothers-in-law, Meredith Nielsen, Austin Stout; godparent, Jane Naughton Henry; special friends, Babatunde Belardo, Dawn "Sunshine" Brodhurst, Adelbert Bryan, Analyn M. Creque, Charles Farrell, Buddy Henneman and family, Dean Johnson, Mario Moorhead, Gregory Marcus, Dean Nurse Sr., Richard Nicks, RasNakingyi F.M. Abraham, 2nd vice president, the Ethiopian World Federation, RasMakonnen, Local #5, Inc., Bevin Smith, Theron "Ronnie" Richards, Betty Wilson, and other friends too numerous to mention; cousins and other relatives, Sheila Arrington, Florette Augustine, Colette Bellamy-Pilgrim, Lloyd Bolling Jr., Karen Karlson, Noeleen Christian, Cedelle Christopher, Rosalie Messer-Clendenen, Myrtle Court, Joan Morris Felix, Magnolia Fritzgerald, Eddie, Robert and Rosalin Ford, Erna James Lynch, Grete James Garcia, Laurel James Hecker, Carl Michael, Gustav A., Kevin L.G., Wayne G and Winfield James, Rodney Mackay, Mable Melchior, Almeric, Anthony, Catherine, Christian, Lionel Jr., Lureneand Sheldon Messer, Corrine Messer Milligan, Antonio and Corrine Messer and family, Jennifer James N'Joya, Claude, Claude H., Delroy, Herman V., Hugh, Lauritz, Lawrence, Mavis, Milton and Trina Petersen, Merle Petersen-George, Marlene Petersen-Henderson, Olga Petersen-Hewett, Jeanette Robinson, Ingrid Santangelo, Gertrude Ross-Jones, Clarissa Ross Lewis, Sylvia Ross Talbot, Diane Stephens, William A. Jorge Lara, MD, Caguas, Puerto Rico, the Brady, Edney, Fludd, Heyliger, Joseph, McBean, Menders, Petersen, Prince, Springer, Samuel and Trotman families, Merle, Marilyn, Doris, Sheryl, Sharon, Marvin, Alda and Ulric Jr., Benjamin, Rupert Jr. and Sandra Isaac, Frances "Fannie" Peterson, Carmen Russell, Maria "Joy" Thomas-Lewis, Eric, and Debbie Thomas, Marie B. Schuster and family, Pauline and Samuel Braffith Jr., Sharon Brown and family, Marilyn Christian and family, Veronica Phillips, Nelarine Sackey, Mable D. Francis, Selassie Newton, descendants of Emelda Larcos, Mildred Williams, and Christian and Lloyd Joseph, and other relatives too numerous to mention.

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Efrain Feliciano Sr.

Efrain Feliciano Sr. also known as (Papi) to many who knew and loved him, died Nov. 13, 2014, after fighting a long illness in the Veterans Hospital in Scranton, Pa. He was a beloved member of his community and his adopted home St. Thomas Virgin Islands.

Born Feb. 1, 1935, in Cidra, P.R., He came to St. Thomas as a very young man and served his country in the armed forces, signing up in September 1956 he was a member of the 82nd Airbourn unit the screaming eagles till his honorable discharge in July of 1963.

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Efrain Feliciano Sr.

Efrain Feliciano Sr., also known as Papi to many who knew and loved him, died Nov. 13, 2014, after fighting a long illness in Veterans Hospital in Scranton, Pa.

He was a beloved member of his community and his adopted home St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, he came to St. Thomas as a very young man and served his country in the armed forces, signing up in September 1956 as a member of the 82nd Airborne unit, the screaming eagles until his honorable discharge in July of 1963.

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Kendall T. Petersen

Kendall T. Petersen, also known as Seigo, age 52, of Queen St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, in Caguas, P.R.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Petersen; and son, Kendall T. Petersen Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Clarissa Messer Petersen; companions, Yvette Johnson and Sharon Cummings; daughters, Clarissa E., Indika, Kanika, Kendra, Kenyshwa, Kesi, Mahalia Petersen; sons, Amenhotep, Frank, Kidall, Menelik, Mikael, Nakeem Petersen; grandchildren, Anara & Shanara Encarnacion, Ananka Milligan, Jahzir, Kabalion, Kendall T. III, Kennatra, Heru'Akenra, Kidalia, Kixyra, and Melkezedec Petersen, Makaya, Maya, and Mikah Taylor; sisters, Wanda Morris, Shermaine Nielsen, Ava, Verdel, and Violet Petersen, Valerie Petersen Sackey (Fla.), Denise Petersen-Stout (N.Y.), Darice Plaskett, Norine Spicer (FLa.), Judith Molloy; nieces, Kimberly Fredericks, Charissa Sackey Jones, Stacy Wiggins Malone, Monique Moorehead, Masonya Petersen, Amira Plaskett, Tiffany Sackey, Clarissa S., Vonda Smith, Jada Spicer, Venne' Williams, Aisha Woods; nephews, Leopold Gittens, Dean Plaskett, Lionel Sackey Jr., Justin Stout, Kevin Spicer, Kibwe Tom; great-nieces, Marley Gray, Makyla and Malaysia Jones, Miniya Malone, Larissa Serrano; great-nephews, Malachi Benjamin, Tobias Brown Jr., Cory and Camerin Fredericks, Akeem Jones, Bilal McFarlane, Michael Malone, Marco Rodrigues Jr., Lionel Sackey III, Takari Vandiver; aunts, Evelyn Messer-James, Marion Petersen-Ford; daughter-in-law, Jenna McIntosh Petersen; brothers-in-law, Meredith Nielsen, Austin Stout; godparent, Jane Naughton Henry; special friends, Babatunde Belardo, Dawn "Sunshine" Brodhurst, Adelbert Bryan, Analyn M. Creque, Charles Farrell, Buddy Henneman and family, Dean Johnson, Mario Moorhead, Gregory Marcus, Dean Nurse Sr., Richard Nicks, RasNakingyi F.M. Abraham, 2nd vice president, the Ethiopian World Federation, RasMakonnen, Local #5, Inc., Bevin Smith, Theron "Ronnie" Richards, Betty Wilson, and other friends too numerous to mention; cousins and other relatives, Sheila Arrington, Florette Augustine, Colette Bellamy-Pilgrim, Lloyd Bolling Jr., Karen Karlson, Noeleen Christian, Cedelle Christopher, Rosalie Messer-Clendenen, Myrtle Court, Joan Morris Felix, Magnolia Fritzgerald, Eddie, Robert and Rosalin Ford, Erna James Lynch, Grete James Garcia, Laurel James Hecker, Carl Michael, Gustav A., Kevin L.G., Wayne G and Winfield James, Rodney Mackay, Mable Melchior, Almeric, Anthony, Catherine, Christian, Lionel Jr., Lureneand Sheldon Messer, Corrine Messer Milligan, Antonio and Corrine Messer and family, Jennifer James N'Joya, Claude, Claude H., Delroy, Herman V., Hugh, Lauritz, Lawrence, Mavis, Milton and Trina Petersen, Merle Petersen-George, Marlene Petersen-Henderson, Olga Petersen-Hewett, Jeanette Robinson, Ingrid Santangelo, Gertrude Ross-Jones, Clarissa Ross Lewis, Sylvia Ross Talbot, Diane Stephens, William A. Jorge Lara, MD, Caguas, Puerto Rico, the Brady, Edney, Fludd, Heyliger, Joseph, McBean, Menders, Petersen, Prince, Springer, Samuel and Trotman families, Merle, Marilyn, Doris, Sheryl, Sharon, Marvin, Alda and Ulric Jr., Benjamin, Rupert Jr. and Sandra Isaac, Frances "Fannie" Peterson, Carmen Russell, Maria "Joy" Thomas-Lewis, Eric, and Debbie Thomas, Marie B. Schuster and family, Pauline and Samuel Braffith Jr., Sharon Brown and family, Marilyn Christian and family, Veronica Phillips, Nelarine Sackey, Mable D. Francis, Selassie Newton, descendants of Emelda Larcos, Mildred Williams, and Christian and Lloyd Joseph, and other relatives too numerous to mention.

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Deryl Helen Kidwell

Ms. Deryl Helen Kidwell, 81, of No. 6 Hull Bay, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014.

She is survived by her sister, Joy Beese of Kennewick, Wash. Deryl arrived in these islands more than 60 years ago and never wanted to leave.

She adored her dachshunds, her piece of land she tended and her home she built with her own hands. Those who knew her, knew she was independent an worked very hard and when not working had a book in her hands. The world lost a treasure trove of knowledge today.

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Alice O'Connor

We announce the passing of Alice O'Connor, who died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 92.

The viewing is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

Interment is at Cruz Bay Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Varlack and Edna Freeman; son, Robert O'Connor Jr.; granddaughters, Diane Griffith, Denise Joseph, Abigail Hendricks, Delrise Varlack, Bericia Hendricks, Kela Braithwaite, Jerrel O'Connor, Francisca O'Connor and Francillia O'Connor; and grandsons, Elrod Hendricks Jr., Elroy Hendricks, Kareem Freeman.

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Herbert Lambert Simmons

Herbert Lambert Simmons, a New Hampton, N.Y., resident since 1995, died suddenly at Orange Regional Medical Center on July 3, 2014. He was 89.

Born on April 13, 1925, he was the son of the late Engle L. and Estelle Vanterpoople Simmons, he was born on April 13, 1925, on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Herb proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Claire Pikul on May 18, 1979, on St. Thomas.

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Alice O'Connor

Services will be held Saturday, for Alice O'Connor who died Nov. 15, 2014. She was 92.

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, with the service following at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Cruz Bay Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Varlack and Edna Freeman; son, Robert O'Connor Jr.; granddaughters, Diane Griffith, Denise Joseph, Abigail Hendricks, Delrise Varlack, Bericia Hendricks, Kela Braithwaite, Jerrel O'Connor, Francisca O'Connor and Francillia O'Connor; and grandsons, Elrod Hendricks Jr., Elroy Hendricks and Kareem Hendricks.

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Cedric Knight

Cedric Knight passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014, in Florida after a long and happy life.

Born on March 5, 1937, on St. Kitts, and a long-time resident of St. Croix, Cedric is survived by his wife, Maria; and his daughter, Faith; and son, Jefferson; along with two grandchildren, Alana and Rhonielle; son-in-law, James Hubbs; niece, Karen Rodney; goddaughter, Karen Christian; and many other family members too numerous to mention as well as many close friends, the Stapeltons, Rogers, Abrahams, Herraras, Dusha, Lacanes, Wynters, Williams, Christensens, the VIPD, other friends too numerous to mention.

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