Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Albert Ragster Sr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Albert Ragster Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Albert Ragster Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Ragster, Albert, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300386
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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IN MEMORIAL
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ALBERT RAGSTER, SR.
July 17, 1923- Novenbcr 17, 1977


ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL CHURCH
Wednesday, November 23, 1977
3:00 P.M.


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Albert Ragster, Sr. was born on Tuesday, July 17, 1923 to Johnson and EBlia, nee
Beecham Ragster in Sprtanburg, South Carolina.
He attended the Pantj Senior High School in Parrell, Pennsylvania and was a mem-
ber of the graduating lass of 1941.
He received a Trade Diploma in 1949 from Hampton Institutein Hampton, Virginia,
and in 1956 a Bachelor of Science Degree in Trade Education frq the same institu-
-don. In 1973, Albert Rapter, Sr. was the proud recipient of a Master of Education
degree in Vocational T&hnical Education from Colorado State University. A year
* later he enrolled in Post Graduate Studies at Central Connecticut State College.
A World War II veteran who saw active duty i the U.S. Army with the Automotive
Ordinance Third Echelon between 1942 and 1945, Albert's occupational careerem-
phasized a concentration on Vocational Education. He was employed by the Dpart-
ment of Education in the U.S. Virgin Iands as an Automotive Instructor from 1949
thru 1957, during whikh timejie received a year's letye of absence& to complete the
requirements for his Bachelor's degree. ?
He was briefly employed by the Agency that was predecessor to the Virgin Islands
SPort Authority, the Virgin Islands Development Authority, as Maintnance Super-
Svisor, Airport Facilities, and was self-employed in his Automotive Repairand Service
Station enterprises until his return to Government service as Counselor and later Job
Placement Coordinator with the Office of Economic Oportunity 4ioghborhood
Youth Corp Program. During his employment with this Aency, he also served as a
SConsultant Vocational Teacher Trainer to the Virgn islands Peace Corps Training
Center.
Albert returned to the V.L Department of Education, his first love, in 1965, as
Supervisor Trade and Industrial Education and was appointed State Coordinator
Personnel Development, and was promoted to Assistant State Director Vocational
Technical Education, a position which he held until his demise. He seLved for one
year as Acting State director, Vocational Technical Education duringthe absence
of the State Dli.ctor on study leave.
, Albert philoilphied l'.l Vocatipnal Educatio contains the basic requirement for
the development of the econojpic structure of ourTeitor, States and our'Nation
as a whole, for it contributes to the development of manpower through training and
allows for a better .understanding of those concepts which teach of Health, Social, .
Civic, Cultural and Economic interest of the individuaL ",
Albert was an active Legionnare and was a member of the James H. Oliver Post 90
Sin St.Thomas. He was for many years Comwiander of his Post, Commander of the'
SAmerican Legion's 10th District of the Virgin Islands and also served as Vice Com-
Smander of the American Legion's Department of Puerto Rico.
Albert Ragster, Sr. died on Thursday, November 17, 1977 at the Veterans Adminis-
Stration Center in Barrio Monnacillos, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico following a brief
Illness.
MAY HE REST IN PEACBI






ORDER OP SERVICE
ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL CHURCH
Pastor...............................Canon James H.Mc Connell
Texts .............. All Saints Cathedral Church's Prayer Book & Hymnal
Hymn ...........................Come Ye Disconsolate (Pa 482)
SPsalm ...............................90and 27 (Pags 325- 326)
Hymn ....................... ......... Abide With Me (Page 467)
Prayer...............................Canon James H. Mac Connell
All Saints Cathedral Church
Eulogy .. ............. .... .........Rev.Clm C.Raster,Sr.
Pastor African Methodist EpicopaChurch
Alliquippa, Pennsylvania
Hymn ..............'............. In The Hour ofTrial (Pa 334)

ABSOLUTION OP THE DEAD
Hymn....,....................... Jerusalem The Golden (Page 597)





PALLBEARERS HONORARY. PALLBEARERS
"' Albert Mercer .Leopold Spruve .
Charles McBean Harry Simoni
1heodore Dorett Edward Smid
S Alvin Steele Ca Penn .
Cecl Geore Frank Kaptansld
Sdwin Spenceley Roy lyden .
Esalle Podl"la ulys. Pgm
Le:he Moorehead "Romeo Mloae

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,. .* COORDINATOR
Hon. Elroy A. Georg
At.Drector Veteran Afair
S' American Legion Post 90

SACIG. CHAPLAIN

Cmdr. Gerald E.Hodgp Sr.
American Legion Poet 130

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SURVIVORS

Widow ................................. .Mr. Agatha E.Ragter

Children ................................... LeVern E.Ragster
Eva Christine RAster
'Albert Rapter, Jr.
Fritzgerald Raster
RitaClarissa Rapter Hermon

Grandchildren ..... t. ...................... Btoa Olan do odgeJr.
S.Allen A. :n. Jr.

Mother ............................. Mrs. Bulia Ragter Sheppard

Sister ............ .. ................... Mrs. Eula M.Dis

Brothers ......................... ........ Johnson Ragter, Jr.
Rev. Clem CRagster, Sr.

Aunt. .. ................................ Mr. ertha el
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ontein-Lw. ........... .. ...... ........ Mrs. Oct avi Rons
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iL......... .... Lincoln r Oiggins




.*s. Els&O'Bries
Sisters-in-Law. ................. .. ........ ...... ... .Mr. Octavia Ros .


4' r. 'rhelma Ibbesen
Mis Dori Oliver
Mrs. 'Roetta Ragster
Mrs. 1tta Ragter

Nieces .............................................. Twenty

Nephews............................... .......... Tenty-for




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