Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Theodore A. Gabriel
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Theodore A. Gabriel
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Theodore A. Gabriel
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Gabriel, Theodore A.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300099
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Friacl, XCa 21, 1993
Diewing... 10:00-11:00 am
Service... 11:00 am
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Officiant... Pastor Co(eman
Interment at Eastern Xoravian Cemetery

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Gladise Gabriel
Dr. Rehenia A. Gabriel
Clarissa Gabriel
Leando (Catcho) Gabriel
Violet Vanterpool, Jacqueline Hester
Aloma Simmons, Jureen Gabriel, Rubina Clendenin
Leando Gabriel, Riel Gabriel
Many other relatives and friends

Melvin Gabriel, Alston Gabriel, Riel Gabriel
Willis Pinney Sr., Lucien Samuel, Theodore Vanterpool

3fonorary Pcfffiearers
Halvor Francis, Liston Gumbs, Samuel Gumbs,
Elwin Hatchette, Joseph Wilson

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June 9, 1926 Xay 14, 1993

It was on a Whit Monday morning on June 9,1926 that Theodore E. Gabriel
and Ann Marie Caiby Gabriel were pleasantly surprised when a baby boy to
be named Theodore Alexander came into the world. He was the second boy
and the last child of the couple. With so many years intervening between him
and each of the other siblings, it was easy to understand why he had so many
hands to wait on him. Teddy, as he was affectionately called, always referred
to his older sister as his "second mother," a role she played until his passing.
He was baptized and confirmed at Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church
and remained active until he left the island. He sang tenor in the church choir.
In Chicago he was a member of Christ the Mediator Lutheran Church.
Teddy's early education was obtained from Thomas Jefferson and Abraham
Lincoln (J. Antonio Jarvis) schools. He continued on to Charlotte Amalie High
School, where he graduated in 1943 as a member of the college preparatory
course. Following a short period of employment at the Sub Base, he enrolled
at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and continued on to Roosevelt Univer-
sity in the city of Chicago where he earned his degree in Business and Market-
He held positions with the U.S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Bureau
and the Justice Department's Immigration and Naturalization Service in Chi-
cago. It was from the latter that he recently retired, due to failing health.
As a youth he enjoyed swimming, hunting with his father, and was fairly
good at water color painting, but which he never fully pursued. He had an
extremely large collection of classical and other records, which he unfortu-
nately lost in a recent fire.
After failing health of approximately four months, Teddy was called home
on May 14 to be with his Lord and Savior. He leaves behind sisters Gladise,
Dr. Rehenia and Clarissa; one brother, Leando, and several nieces and neph-
ews, including his special niece Jacqueline Hester.
May his soul rest in peace through the mercy of God.

The passing of Teddy has left a void in our lives. It was not
easy to see him gradually fade. Throughout his lifetime we devel-
oped the type of relationship that no one could destroy. He was a
very conscientious, appreciative, caring and sincere brother. His
major concern was for our well-being. Even as he lay on his
hospital bed he was constantly saying to us, "Girls, I don't want
you harassing yourselves. When I come out God willing I will
have to concentrate on both of you." It was such expressions, his
devotion to us and the grace of God that gave us the strength to
visit with him twice a day and at the same time continue our
routine activities.
We are confident that he died in the Lord. We know that the
absence is for a time only. We look forward to the day when we
will be able to join him and the rest of the family as members of
God's big family. May his soul rest in peace through the mercy of
Gladise and Rehenia (Henia)

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