Thomas Gibbs, dean of All Saints, dies at 80

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ST. THOMAS — The Very Rev. Thomas W. Gibbs III, dean of the All Saints Cathedral Episcopal School, died Sunday in his home.
Dean Gibbs, 80, had delivered his final two sermons at All Saints Cathedral Church that morning, reflecting on the lesson of Mary and Martha in the Gospel of Luke.
“Dean Gibbs will be missed, because he’s been a familiar face for all of us,” All Saints Senior Warden Reubina Gomez said. “He’s seen our children and grandchildren go through life. He went suddenly, and he will be missed.”
Gomez, who said she has known Gibbs for more than 50 years, called him “a great advocate for punctuality, education and discipline.”
Gibbs came to the Virgin Islands and All Saints in 1958 from Evanston, Ill. and became the rector of All Saints.
Although officially retired, he served as acting rector for the church and dean for All Saints after Dean Ashton Brooks left two years ago.
Throughout his time here, Dean Gibbs also held leadership positions in the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands.
Funeral arrangements and obituary details are pending.
— Contact Constance Cooper at 774-8772 ext. 364 or e-mail

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