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Creque's Funeral Home ... 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Holy Family Church ... 1:30 p.m.
Interment at Western Cemetery No. 1
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Monday, January 16, 1989
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WIFE... Alicia Powell
FATHER... Frank Powell, Sr.
DAUGHTERS ... Karen, Beverly and Anika Powell, Sheree Ann Smart,
Janice Nation, Audrey Henry, Dawn Samuel and Faye Liburd
SONS... Leon and Alvin Powell, Jr.
BROTHERS... Alphonse, Warren, Alfred, Frank, Jr., Samuel
and Winston Powell, Randolph, Rudolph and Aubrey Thomas,
Albert, Alfredo and Roy Smith
SISTERS... Rehnita Thomas, Evelyna Lanclos, Andromeda Powell,
Ismay January and Anna Smith
AUNTS ... Valeria Powell, Valerla Thomas and Elnina Bastian
UNCLE... Henry Powell
GREAT-UNCLE... Herman Meyers
MOTHER-IN-LAW... Gcrladine Calistro
SONS-IN-LAW... Edgar Smart, Ronald Henry, Rudolph Nation
and Ron Samuel
SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW ... Viola E. Smith
SPECIAL NIECE... Lorraine Fleming
SPECIAL NEPHEWS.., Mario Thomas, Rudolph Thomas and Ralph Lanclc
SPECIAL FRIENDS ... Gwendolyn Ledee, Gail Danet, Detrif Martin,
Cheryl Hermon, Jermaine Kuntz, Eugene Lambert, Hector Roebuck,
Bassanio David, Jr. and Leonard Joseph
Nine Grandchildren, many other relatives and friends
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ALVIN O. POWELL, SR.
December 1, 1933-January 11, 1989
Alvin O. Powell, Sr. was born on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to
Frank Powell, Sr. and Eleanora Smith. He attended Julius Sprauve School
on St. John, before moving to St. Thomas where he grew up in the Savan
area and attended the Charlotte Amalie High School. He was affection-
ately known as "Powle" to his relatives and friends. During his senior
year he felt compelled to leave high school and enlist in the United States
Army, where he served for two years, including a tour of duty in Korea.
He completed high school prior to being honorably discharged from the
Army on December 31, 1954. He served in the active reserve for six years.
He married the former Alicia Calistro on March 9, 1956, and this
union produced five children.
Powie joined the Department of Public Safety as a policeman on
October 8, 1956. During his years of service he moved up through the
ranks beginning with his being appointed Corporal in July, 1962; Sergeant
in August, 1963; Lieutenant in April, 1970 and Acting Captain in March,
1980. He achieved the rank of Police Captain on April I, 1983.
He was assigned to several areas of the department, including the
Patrol Bureau, Traffic Division, Motor Cycle Patrol, Chief of Police Office,
Zone "A" Commander, Zone "C" Commander, and Supervisor of the
Motor Vehicle Bureau.
During his years with the department he continued to pursue his
educational and training goals. He attended police training courses pre-
sented by the Cincinnati Police Academy; Seminar in Law Enforcement
and Dangerous Drugs; Supervision of Personnel; Orientation Program
of Organization and Operation of the Metropolitan Police Department;
Aviation and Security; Management and Sensitivity Training Laboratory;
Group Counseling; Basic Education; Teaching the Adult; Executive Man-
agement Workshop; Certificate of Appreciation Award; FAA/FBI Regional
Incident Seminar, and the Honorable Service Award. Captain Alvin
"Powie" Powell received numerous letters during his involvement with
the police department for his efficiency and tactfulness in rendering
his service to the Virgin Islands community, particularly during diffi-
Powie was an avid softball fan and card player. He was the manager
of the Blazers and Blazettes Softball Teams and also the Rough Necks. He
also spent many Sunday afternoons playing cards at the Emile Griffith
Stadium or at the home of Hector Roebuck.
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It is with a deep feeling of sorrow that I extend on behalf of the
Virgin Islands'Police Department Uniform and Civilian Personnel,
my family and myself, deepest sympathy and condolences to the family
and friends of retired Police Captain Alvin O Powell, a 28 year veteran
of this department.
Captain Alvin O. Powell was a devoted and committed public servant
who served the people of these Virgin Islands proudly and distinctly
as a law enforcement officer.
He joined the department on October 8, 1956 and climbed the ladder
of his successful police career going through the ranks from Police
Officer to Police Corporal. Sergeant, Lieutenant, and finally as Captain
of Police, retiring effective October 31, 1984.
He was assigned to several areas of the then Department of Public
Safety; Patrol Bureau, Traffic, Motor Cycle Patrol, Chief of Police Office,
Zone "A" Commander, Zone "C" Commander and Supervisor of the
Motor Vehicle Bureau.
Captain Alvin O. Powell lived a full and useful life, until his recent
struggle with his illness. He contributed in various ways to not only his
family and friends, but to all the citizenry of these United States Virgin
May God continue to give his family the strength, health and courage
to accept his passing.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the
Gcd of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that
we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we our-
selves are comforted by God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us,
so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Milton A. Frett
On behalf of all the members of the Law Enforcement Supervisory
Union (LESU), I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire
family and friends of our beloved Captain Alvin O. Powell. His passing
will leave a sorrow in our hearts, and a void that cannot be filled. There
was only one "Powie" and he will hold a special place in our hearts. May
he rest in peace forevermore, and may God's light shine upon him through
Law Enforcement Supervisory Union
Powie, we will miss you! You were our comrade, our partner, our
supervisor, our friend. We worked side by side, through thick and thin.
We will remember your quiet strength, your personal warmth, your quick
smile, your words of encouragement, your support, but most of all the
aura that was "Powle." You were a positive element in the special
ship known to us as "Public Safety." You made your presence felt in
a most harmonious way, and we will cherish and remember you with
affection throughout the coming years. You will always be with us,
Powie, in our hearts and in our memories, and yes, we will miss you.
Virgin Islands Retired Police Organization
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Officiating ... Monsignor Joseph Shenrock
Organist... Francis Callwood
BLESSING OF THE CASKET
AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH
ENTRANCE HYMN ... Just a Closer Walk With Thee
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING
OFFERTORY HYMN ... How Great Thou Art
SIGN OF PEACE ... Let There Be Peace On Earth
COMMUNION HYMN ... Hear, 0 Lord
FINAL COMMENDATION AND FAREWELL
RECESSIONAL HYMN ... Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er
@rber of froroesion
Assembly at Roosevelt Park
Retired Police Organization
accompanied by Honor Guard
Commissioner and Staff
Chief of Police
Blazers Softball Team
Roughneck Softball Team
Relatives and Friends
Alphonse Powell / Randolph Thomas / Rudolph Thomas
Roy Smith / Alfredo Smith / Leon Powell /Alvin Powell, Jr.
Eugene Lambert / Leonard Joseph / Lawrence Jackson
Bassanlo David, Jr. / Milton A. Frett
Ralph Lanclos / Samuel Powell / David O. Canton
RETIRED POLICE ORGANIZATION
Chief of Police David Canton / Lt. Clifton Joseph
Lt. Roy Hendricks / Sgt. Monroe Steele / Sgt. Jaime Perez
Cpl. Harry Daniel / Sgt. Frank Powell, Jr. / Officer Virginia Rogers
Officer AUlessio Monsanto / Officer Barbara Heyliger
Sgt Antonio Acevedo / Sgt. Norma John / Officer Judith Mitchell
Officer Irma George / Officer Clarence Ottley / Officer Hyram Graneau
Officer Thomas Villanueva / Officer Jacqueline Cills