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VIGGO 0. PERKINS
July 18, 1906 November 3, 1983
JOHN THOMAS CHAPEL
Thursday, November 10, 1983
12:00 2:30 p.m.
FREDERICK LUTHERAN CHURCH
3: 00 p.m.
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Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember What
peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without
surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your
truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull
and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and
aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you
compare yourself with .others, you may become vain and
bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than
yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is
a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise
caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of
trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is,
many persons strive for higher ideals, and everywhere life
is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign
affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all
aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take
kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the
things of youth. Nurture .strength of spirit to shield you in
sudden misfortune. But do .not distress yourself with
imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the
stars; you have a right tobe here. And whether or not it is
clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with.God, whatever you conceive Him
to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy
confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its
sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful
world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
FOUND IN OLD SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH, BALTIMORE; DATED 1692
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SERVICE OF THE RESURRECTION
Reverend John Hugus
JOHN THOMAS CHAPEL
The Reverend Lawrence T. Bayetti
Viggo Olaf Perkins, was born on St. Thomas, then the Danish West
Indies, to Helena Fabio Perkins and Charles Ilenric Perkins, on July 18,
lie started his work career as a messenger in the Government
Secretary's Office, (now the Lieutenant Governor's Office). It was not
long after, that he was promoted to clerk, and transferred to the
Department of Finance as Purchasing Clerk, later to become Purchasing
Agent for the Virgin Islands Government.
After being in government service for 24 years 6 months, he resigned
to go into business for himself.
lie opened a grocery store in the Savan area, which he named "The
Nu-Shop", he operated this business for 25 years, after which he went
into a lesser form of activity. Because of his kindness and love of
people, he earned their love and respect, and to show their esteem, area
residents called him "Papa Perky".
His working years were not all devoted to business. He helped found
the St. Thomas Community Band and was a cornet player in the band,
he was ranked among the Island's best tennis players, he was a member
of the West Side Tennis Club, (the late President Herbert Hoover
planted a tree at the Club's grounds, to commemorate his visit to the
Island in 1931), he played cricket and was a member of the Unity
And of course, he played baseball, he was a member of the Braves
Baseball Team. At the time of his death he was the only living member
of the Team. His prowess as the third .base man for. the Braves is
legend. 1His famous catch that Sunday afternoon at third base that
stopped the White Sox, and sent them down,to defeat, has been spoken
to for decades-with parents passing the st6ry jf that thrilling moment
down to their children.
As the years passed he gave up his strenuous athletic activities.
On the afternoon of Thursday, November 3, 1983 in his seventy-
seventh year, he went to be with his Maker, leaving to mourn him, his
wife Mathilde and his six children, and a host of friends.
":...and God shall wipe away al tears from their eyes,
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any more pain.... ".
S! Rev. 21:1-4
VIGGO PERKINS. JR.
HELENA VAN BEVERHOUDT
ARNOLD VAN BEVERHOUDT. JR.
CARLOS VALLE, JR.
Hforaoc Pat Bewite
DR. ROBERTO JIMENEZ