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JOHN THOMAS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Viewing... 11:30 anm 12:30 p.m.
Service ... 12:30 p.m.
Pastor Vernon Eng, Officiant
Western Cemetery II
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Friday, May 26, 1989
Sarah and Lois Gilliard
Evelyn and Yvette Fleming
Many other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention
Family members and members of St. Thomas Rescue
LEOPOLD R. GILLIARD
May 23, 1917- May 20, 1989
Leopold Gilliard was born on the island of St. Thomas on May
Before his entry into government service, Leopold held positions in
the private sector from 1942 1968 in various professions, including
the fields of electronics and construction. In 1968 he accepted
employment with the Department of Public Works as a wastewater
superintendent and advanced to the position of Director of Utilities
before his retirement in 1982. For his exemplary performance he
received numerous citations, commendations and awards.
Leopold served as a volunteer worker with the office of Civil
Defense and Emergency Services, and in connection therewith, received
a letter of commendation from Governor Cyril E. King on July 14,
1978 for his outstanding performance in rescue operations following
the crash of the American jetliner.
Leopold was also a member of the National Defense Executive
Reserve and was a trusted friend and advisor of Governor Melvin H.
In 1977 Leopold was honored and congratulated by the Twelfth
Legislature of the Virgin Islands of the United States. The award was
presented to him by Legislature president Elmo D. Roebuck.
In his spare time, Leopold was an avid CB radio operator and was
well known by his call letters, VI50.
He was a loving family man, devoted to his wife, children and
grandchildren. He was also devoted to his community and spent much
time and effort for its betterment. Leopold will truly be missed by all
who were fortunate enough to have known him.
May he rest in peace.