Herbert E. Lockhart
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John Thomas Memorial Chapel
1:00 2:00 pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Lockhart Family Gravesite
Monday, March 12,1990
Herbert E. Lockhart
May 21, 1922-March 7, 1990
Herbert E. Lockhart, businessman, diplomat and civic
leader, was the only son of Herbert Ernest and Karen Ingeborg
Pedersen Lockhart and was born on May 21,1922, in St. Thom-
as. His early education was received at Mrs. Lucinda Millin's
Private School and Abraham Lincoln School. He then journeyed
to the neighboring island of Antigua where he was enrolled in
the Antigua Grammar School. From there his travels continued
to Denmark, where he began his high school education. Return-
ing to the United States, he enrolled in Worcester Academy, a
prep school, in Worcester, Mass., graduating in 1941. He then
entered the Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia, Penn-
sylvania and attended until 1942 when he volunteered for the
Armed Services and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He
served primarily in the South Pacific as a "belly gunner" on a
Flying Fortress and was honorably discharged in 1946 with
the rank of Sergeant.
On returning home, "Junior," as he was affectionately
known to family and friends, joined his father in the family's
business endeavors. On June 24, 1948, Herbert Ernest Lock-
hart, Jr. and Irma Corinne Sparks Garee were married by the
Reverend John Murphy, C.SS.R. at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman
Catholic Church. The young couple initially took up residence
at Number 10 Estate Thomas, now the home of Ariel and
Gertrude Melchior, and later, at the request of his mother
following the death of his father, moved to the family's home at
Number 12 Crystal Gade, where he continued to reside until the
day he died.
After the death of his father in 1949 Junior assumed
control of the family's businesses and became President of A.H.
Lockhart & Co., Inc. He, along with his wife, Corinne, man-
aged Lockhart's Department Store on Main Street, the property
now known as Drake's Passage, until it closed its doors in 1967.
He was also President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
of H.E. Lockhart Development Corp, which was established in
1955, and Lockhart Realty Co., established in 1979.
As president of the Lockhart companies, Junior was
responsible for the development of Lockhart Gardens Shopping
Center, including the Internal Revenue Bureau Building, Grand
Union and the Woolworth shopping complex. He was also
responsible for the construction of the Donoe Housing Project
for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He guided the companies through the merger of A.H. Lockhart
& Co., Inc. and H.E. Lockhart Development Corp. into H.E.
Lockhart Management, Inc. in 1988. He retired from the daily
management of the family's business affairs in June 1988 at the
age of 66, but continued as Chairman of the Board of H.E.
Lockhart Management, Inc. and Lockhart Realty Co. until his
Junior's life was not devoted to his family business alone,
but encompassed many facets of community life. He was a
member of the Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands National
Bank from 1950 until 1976 when the Bank was absorbed as a
branch of the First Pennsylvania Bank and Trust; a member of
the governing board of the Government Employees Retirement
System; a member of the St. Thomas St. John Chamber of
Commerce; and a charter member of the Rotary Club of St.
Thomas, founded October 12, 1957. His service as a Rotarian
Rotarians George Blackhall and Ron Lockhart present special award from
Rotary Club ofSt. Thomas in recognition of thirty years active service as a
was recognized twice, in 1984 when he was made a Paul Harris
Fellow, the highest honor which can be bestowed on a Rotar-
ian, and again in 1987 for 30 years of active service.
He became acting Swedish Consul in 1949 at the death of
his father and in 1951
these services were rec-
ognized by his appoint-
ment as Royal Swedish
Consul by the King of
Sweden. So began a
diplomatic career in
which, at his death, he
held the distinction of
being the Dean of the
Swedish Consular Corps
for the longest period of
continuous service to
the Swedish Crown in
Junior being presented to
King Carl X VI Gustaf
in Stockholm, Sweden
Receiving The Commander
Cross of the Royal Order of The
Polar Star from the Consul
General of Sweden.
On December 29, 1962, the title of Sir Herbert was be-
stowed on him by King Gustav VI Adolph of Sweden when he
was made a Knight of the Royal Order of Vassa First Class. On
September 1, 1970, Junior was elected a Fellow of the Inter-
national Consular Academy. On May 11, 1984, in recognition
of Sir Herbert's years of service and his status then as the senior
Swedish Consul throughout the United States, King Carl XVI
Gustaf made him a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar
Star, and his title became Commander Sir Herbert, one of the
highest honors that can be bestowed on a non-Swedish citizen.
It was not all work and no play for Junior. He was a
founding member of two social groups, the Ramblers Club in
1951 and the Gypsy Carnival Troupe in 1952. He and his wife
continued to be active parading troupe members until his health
prevented him. That did not stop his support of the troupe and
participation in numerous other ways. He remained the Gypsy
Troupe's titular leader until his death. His involvement with
Carnival took many forms: sponsorship of the first King
and Queen in 1952, sponsorship of floats, service on various
committees, generous contributions of time, advice and money.
He was a family man and the strength he gave to family
members and friends was given back to him by the respect and
loving admiration in which he was held. When one recounts
Junior's career one aspect stands out Service. Service with a
Captial S. Service to family, to the community and to his
country. Quiet, steadfast, devoted service. When the end
came on Wednesday, March 7, 1990, a deep sense of bereave-
ment and poignant loss was felt by those privileged to have
called him friend.
"Up de road"
Celebrant: The Rt. Reverend E. Don Taylor
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Concelebrant: The Reverend E. Ambrose Gumbs
Pastor, St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Reception of the Body
Prayer Book, page 466
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
Entrance Hymn Onward Christian Soldiers
The Burial Anthems Prayer Book, page 491
The Collect Prayer Book, page 493
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading Lorette A. Sibilly
Job 19:21-27 "I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
Psalm Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Prayer Book, page 139
Second Reading Dale S. Garee
Revelations 7:9-17 "God Will Wipe Away Every Tear"
Gradual Hymn Just A Closer Walk
The Holy Gospel The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor
The Homily The Rt Rev. E. Don Taylor
The Apostles' Creed Prayer Book, page 496
The Prayers of the People Prayer Book, page 497
The Concluding Collect Prayer Book, page 498
The Peace and Greetings
THE HOLY COMMUNION
The Great Thanksgiving
The Lord's Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
Invitation to Communion
How Great Thou Art
Prayer Book, page 367
Prayer Book, page 364
Prayer Book, page 364
I Am The Bread of Life
Prayer Book, page 498
George H.T. Dudley
Prayer Book, page 499
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
AT THE GRAVESIDE
Abide With Me
Organist: Edris Sebastien
Saxophonist: J. Alwyn Richards
Ushers: Steven A. Bornn, Harry C. Coulianos
Enrique Richards, Brant L Steele
Albert Comissiong / Alton A. Adams, Jr. / Alpheus A. Rogers
Ariel A. Melchior, Sr. / C. Sosthenes Sebastien
Costas H. Coulianos / Emilio S. Sanchez / Evan A. Francois, Sr.
Gerard R. Nicholson / Ferdinand A. Nicholson
George E. Barnes / Guido S. Moron / Henry A. Million
Joseph A. Christmas / John D. Woods / Leo R. Sibilly
Leopold A. Barbel / Luis O. Kean / Phillip L. Corniero
Roy A. Anduze, Sr. / Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Dale S. Garee / Herbert E. Lockhart, III / Ronald S. Lockhart
Henrik A. Lockhart / Don C. Mills / Kaj H. Petersen
George H.T. Dudley / William H. Hastie
Wife Corinne Lockhart
Sons Dale S. Garee
Herbert E. Lockhart, III
Ronald S. Lockhart
Henrik A. Lockhart
Daughter Catherine Lockhart Mills
Grandchildren Jade Garee
Dale Ward Garee
Sister Gertrude Lockhart Melchior
Nieces Kathleen Petersen Goldberg
Karen Hastie Williams
Beryl Petersen Haygood
G. Rita Dudley-Grant
Nephews Kaj H. Petersen
William H. Hastie
George H.T. Dudley
Father-In-Law P. Wilson Sparks
3rother-In-Law Ariel A. Melchior, Sr.
Sisters-In-Law Grace Dutil
Son-In-Law Don C. Mills
ughters-In-Law Juliet Garee
and many other relatives and friends
CONSULATE GENERAL OF SWEDEN
Nw York March 8, 1990
Mrs. Herbert E. Lockhart
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Dear Mrs. Lockhart,
With very great sorrow I have learned about the loss of your husband.
Please accept the deepest sympathy by myself and by all my colleagues.
Please convey also our very warm thoughts to your son.
Mr. Lockhart served Sweden with great distinction for 30 years. As
Honorary Consul in Charlotte Amalie since 1951, he became the longest-
serving Swedish Consul in the United States.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm has always greatly
appreciated his services and we who have served with him here in the United
States have benefited time after time from his knowledge, his experience and
The great appreciation felt by the Swedish Government towards Mr.
Lockhart was also attested to when H.M. The King of Sweden conferred on
him The Commander Cross of the Royal Order of The Polar Star.
We feel a great loss after a so long and honorable service.
Consul General of Sweden