iJ SVEND RANDOLPH PETERSEN
November 26. 1907 August 24, 1982
JOHN THOMAS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Friday, August 27, 1982
1:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M.
ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL
Eulogy at Graveside Ira Goldberg
The Very Rev. Thomas W. Gibbs, III
Lockhart Family Cemetery
ski !'F:. l^ Sugar Estate
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KAJ SVEND RANDOLPH PETERSEN
Kaj Svend Randolph Petersen was born on November
26, 1907 in Christiansted. St. Croix. Danish West Indies to Julius and
Albertina Petersen nee Petersen. lie was one of four children; having
one brother and two sisters. Kaj grew up and attended school in St.
Croix. Going as far as the local educational system allowed. Kaj went
on to further his education at the Polytechnic Institute in San German,
Puerto Rico. After graduation from Polytechnic he went to Detroit,
Michigan where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company further-
ing his knowledge of automotive skills. He later returned to bis home
in St. Croix and became affiliated with Stakeman's Garage as its manager.
Kaj moved to St. Thomas in the 1930's when be married
the late Enid Karen Lockbart on January 11, 1937. She. predeceased
him in September 1959. Together they had three children, Kaj Herbert.
Kathleen Althea and Beryl Ingeborg. For over 40years he was a mem-
ber of the firm of A. IH. .ockbart & Company, where he served in various
capacities; first as manager of the lumberyard and later as Vice-President
of te Corporation until his retirement in 1978.
On April 17, 1964, he married Marjorie Steele Votb of St.
Croix. They resided at 9 Crystal Gade, St. Thomas.
Kaj was a craftsman and enjoyed making things, and after
his retirement spent much of his time in carving clocks out of mahogany.
lie loved sports and fishing was one of his hobbies. lie very often used
his skills to make doll's furniture and other items which were donated
to the Community Chest's fund raising telethon. lis jovial fun-loving
personality made him the life of many parties. Always cheerful he re-
mained undaunted even when illness threatened. His sincerity as a
friend could always be counted on.
He was a charter member of the Gypsy Carnival Troupe.
as well as the Rambler's Club, which clubhouse be helped to construct.
With his wife, Margie he was also an active member of the St. Thomas
Friends of Denmark.
At the time ofdeath on August 24, 1982 Kaj was in
Encino, California with his wife and children where he had gone for
To 'is wife, children, grand-children and other bereaved
family members'may Kaj's "joie de vivre" live on in your hearts and
be a source of comfort to you in the days ahead.
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Marjorie Steele Petersen
Kaj Herbert Petersen
Kathleen Petersen Goldberg
Beryl Petersen Haygood
Ena Petersen Teytaud
Karen & Tricia Petersen
Kaj & Kirsten Goldberg
Dante S. De Castro
William H. Hastie
Herbert E. Lockhart
Ariel Melchior, Sr.
Fred Vialet, Sr.
Wesley S. Williams
Don C. Mills
George H. T. Dudley
Herbert E. Lockhart Ill
Ronald S. Lockhart
Arol E. Steele
Kaj Sven Petersen
What Grandpa Means to Me
Grandpa means a whole lot to
me. Grandpa gives me a lot of
love. He s nice, he's cute and
he's always there when you need
him. All of his family loved him
very much. I loved him very
much. I miss him a whole lot
but I will get over it because we
all have to go. I'm glad that he
died quietly. But what gets me so
much is that he came to us for a
vacation and ended up in the
hospital. He just wants to say to
all of you that he loves you.
Grandpa was a very good man.
He always went fishing with my
dad and he always told funny
jokes. He s loved his wife and
his family and his friends very
much. I wrote this letter because
I wanted to share rpy feelings
Written by Kyrsten Goldberg