Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Victor William Sewer
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Victor William Sewer
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Victor William Sewer
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Sewer, Victor William
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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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.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300434
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
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Celebration of the Cife of


Captain Victor TWliam Sewer
"Captain Sewer"


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St. Thomas. V.I


Juneral Service
Saturday, july 8, 1995
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Captain 7ctor (William
1919 -1995
Victor William Sewer was born on St. John, Virgin Islands, on Novem-
ber 21,1919 to Lancelot Sewer and Mary Joseph Sewer. He was the last of
the couple's nine children. He was baptized and confirmed in the Emmaus
Moravian Church. On October 18,1942, Victor and Huldah Samuel were
united in Holy Matrimony. They celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anni-
versary in October of 1994.
During the mid-1930's, Victor joined the Civilian Conservation Camp.
After completing service with that agency, he was employed as a Basket
Weaving Instructor with the St. Thomas-St. John Cooperative Extension
Service on St. Thomas. In the early 1940's, he returned to St. John where
he was employed by the Department of Public Works as a Truck Driver.
Victor's next move was to New York where he joined the Merchant






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Marines. After two years with the Merchant Marines, he again returned
to St. John and was employed by Caneel Bay Plantation as a Motor Vessel
Captain.
In 1956 the St. John Development Corp. was organized and licensed to
operate motor vessels between St. Thomas and St. John to transport guided
tours to visitors to St. John. This venture required qualified Motor Boat
Operators with proven skills and good manners. Captain Vic Sewer and
Captain Loredon Boynes possessed those skills and were employed by the
Corporation. There they received high praises for their services.
In 1964 both captains felt compelled to render improved transportation
services between Cruz Bay and Red Hook on a regular scheduled basis,
and started regularly scheduled ferry service between the two ports. This
was just the beginning of this most valuable and important service that
people of St. John and St. Thomas enjoy today.
Captain Vic Sewer and his famous M/V Jolly Roger furnished trans-
portation to the students of Mrs. Doris Jadan's Environmental Studies
Program (E.S.P.) to and from such study sites as Reef Bay, Salt Pond Bay
and Annaberg. For this the M/V Jolly Roger became known as "The
Floating Classroom" to the children of the Virgin Islands. Captain Sewer
also initiated the first regular boat service between Cruz Bay, St. John and
Tortola, B.V.I. He was the Port Authority's first Harbormaster on St. John.
In addition to being recognized as an outstanding seaman, Victor,
along with his wife Huldah, owned and operated St. John's first Night
Club, "Vic's Rendezvous" which became the most popular place of its day
for entertainment and community functions. They also owned and oper-
ated the Huldah Sewer's Guest House.
Victor was a sport minded person who played softball, pool volleyball
and excelled on the cricket field and on bicycles.
He will be remembered as person who strived for excellence and per-
fection in everything (basket making, carpentry, sports, seamanship) he
did. He was a fun-loving person who cared for his family, friends, and
community. His standards were high because he strongly believed that
there was only one way to do anything "The Right Way". Captain
Victor William Sewer las made his sojourn here a meaningful one.












Survivors
WIFE.. Huldah Sewer
SONS ... Lawrence R. Sewer, Calls Sewer, Oswin A. Sewer
DAUGHTERS ... M. Abigail Casey, Elise A. Kean, Hope M. Sewer
BROTHER.. Albert Sewer
SISTERS... Anesta Sewer, Dagma Kelly
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Marjorie Christian Gwendolyn Moorehead,
Laurel Johnson, Inez Hart, Pearl Sewer
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ... Noble, Lionel and Julien Samuel
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW ... M. Gloria Sewer and Laurel Hewitt-Sewer
SON -IN-LAW... Leon Casey
27 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grand Children,
many Nieces and Nephews
Many, many Cousins and Dear Friends



allbearers
Lawrence R. Sewer, Calls Sewer, Oswin A. Sewer, C
onrad Whitehead, Llewellyn T. Sewer, Ezra Fredericks


2monorary VTalbearers
Roy L. Sewer, Albert Sewer, Theovald E. Moorehead,
Noble Samuel, Charles Carty, Ricardo Sewer, Robert O'Connor, Sr.,
Dr. Malik Sekou, Julien A. Harley, Terrence Brady, Roy L Sewer,
Herman MitcheL Jean-Pierre Peto, St. John Boat Captains










VIEWING MUSIC ... Mr. Elroy Sprauve

Order of Service
ORGRANIST .................................. Mrs. Helena Blake
WELCOME /OPENING PRAYER ................ Brother Ray Joseph
HYMN ......................... .......... ....... "Amazing Grace"
LITURGY (Part 1) ............................ Brother Ray Joseph





















FIRST READING: 1 Peter 2:1 3-20 ....................... Loan Sewer

SELECTION ......................... Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Frett

SECOND READING: Psalm 133 ....................... Hope Sewer

REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE
OF VICTOR WILLIAM SEWER ................... Laurence R. Sewer

HYMN ............................... "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 4 30-32 .................... Dr. Malik Sekou

MEDITATION ................................. Brother Ray Joseph

SELECTION: "How Great Thou Art" ........... Bethany Church Choir

LITURGY (Part 2) ............................... Brother Ray Joseph













The Family of Victor Sewer
wishes to express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation
for your thoughtful expressions of sympathy,
your encouraging words, and assistance
during our times of need.

We will forever be grateful to you
for the part you have played in the
Celebration of the Life of Captain Victor William Sewer.

Special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Barot,
the staff of the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic,
the St. Thomas Hospital the People of Transportation Services,
and at others who graciously cared for our beloved Captain.

May the Lord continue to bless you all
as you continue to make
uncomfortable conditions more comforting.


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