A Service of uLtanksgtving
for the life of
,T ""i '.
Toy jadelbert Tanterpool
august 22, 1932 2oovember 16, 1996
Thursday, oovember 21,1996
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Celebrant: Jr. Jerome Jeudjio
Season: Austin 4Medtna
Interment at Western Cemetery Number One
MOTHER. .. Geraldine E. Calistro
DAUGHTERS... Linda M. Pryce,
Edith Vanterpool, Rochelle Vanterpool
SON ... Ashley Vanterpool
SISTERS... Alicia Powell, Viola E. Smith,
Flora Vanterpool-Walters, M. Almeade Vanterpool-Durrant,
A. Amorelle Vanterpool, Yvette Vanterpool
BROTHERS ... Rudolph E. Krigger, Rupert S. Vanterpool
GRANDCHILDREN ... Kevin and Renald Pryce,
Onyonah Whittaker, Keva Lloyd, Michele Matthias, Joel Payne
SISTER-IN-LAW ... Dr. Marilyn Krigger
SON-IN-LAW... Renald Pryce
SPECIAL NIECE ... Attorney Denise R. Reovan
NIECES ... Lisa A. Smith, Karen Powell,
Sharee Smart, Audrey Henry, Janice Powell, Michelle Vanterpool,
Rufina Vanterpool, Chennelle Creque, Ciara Christian
NEPHEWS ... Andre P. Smith, Alvin Powell,
Rudolph E. Krigger Jr., Rupert Vanterpool, Jr.,
Michael Vanterpool, Ruan Vanterpool, Sean Durrant, Franklin Walters
SPECIAL COUSINS... Honorable Ralph T. O'Neal,
OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS
The Calistro, O'Neal, Gunthorpe, Stevens, Lang, Creque, Callwood,
Gomez, Sebastian, Walters and Schulterbrandt Families
Valentino McBean, Iris Pilgrim, Doris Penn, Vincent "Chip" Gerard
Ervin Dorsette, Variance Guadeloupe, Edward Thomas, Hugo Hodge,
Liston Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Hunt
Roy La. Uanterpool
Roy Adelbert Vanterpool was born on August 22, 1932 in Santurce,
Puerto Rico to Geraldine Callwood, now Calistro, and the late Alfredo
Vanterpool of Virgin Gorda. He was the first child of both parents.
Roy's childhood was spent on St. Thomas, where he received his el-
ementary education at Sts. Peter and Paul Grammar School and the then
Abraham Lincoln School. He was a member of the noted Boy Scout Troop
37, where he had the reputation of being the fastest in tying knots. How-
ever, to Roy, the most memorable times of his childhood were spent in
Virgin Gorda. Every summer Roy and his brother Rudy went there,
where, in addition to having lots of fun, Roy came to know and love his
Roy received his secondary education at the Charlotte Amalie High
School, graduating in the Class of 1951. After graduation he worked as a
teller at the Virgin Islands National Bank and at the V.I. Department of
Health, then decided to move to New York City. In New York Roy
studied finance and accounting while working at various accounting posi-
tions with city, state and federal agencies. In 1966 he started working at St.
Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, and remained there until he re-
tired as Comptroller in January, 1981.
Roy received the Bachelor's Degree from Pace University in 1978. While
at Pace he had been cited
for academic achieve-
ments to the extent that his
name and picture ap-
peared in the New York
Times, the New York .
Daily News, and the New
York Post advertising the
After 25 years in New
York, Roy moved back to ."
the Virgin Islands in 1981. "
He was employed by the .
Bureau of Internal Rev-
enue from then until his
retirement in December,
1994. After his retirement
he was rehired on contract
until June, 1995. At the
Bureau he held the positions of Assistant Chief, and then Chief, of the
Processing and Accounts Branch.
Personally, Roy was a very loyal and giving person. He was a loving
son to his mother, "Dedean." In childhood, as her eldest, he often assisted
her in the care of his younger brothers and sisters; sometimes he even
cooked, washed, or cleaned. After graduating from high school, he even
helped financially in the building of the family's home on the main road of
Sugar Estate. Even though he did not always express it openly, Roy was
always also very concerned about his children's welfare and progress.
Roy loved to have fun. Regular socializing with friends was an impor-
tant component of his life. In his high school yearbook Roy had listed
Spanish as his favorite subject, and he seemed to maintain a love of the
language and Spanish-speaking people throughout his life. In turn, Roy
was blessed with good friends, such as Valentino McBean and Liston
Davis, whose concern for him continued through his illness and death.
Finally, Roy was not unmindful of a matter we all must face prepara-
tion to meet our Maker. Roy's Bible was in the headboard of his bed,
numerous gospel cassettes were in his home and car, and the picture on
the back page of this booklet was found on his bed's headboard. We pray
that Roy had sufficient time and consciousness to ask for God's grace and
peace, and that our merciful Lord will receive Roy into His Kingdom and
His eternal love.
Rupert Vanterpool, Rudolph E. Krigger, Jr., Andre P. Smith,
Hugo Hodge, Ervin Dorsett, Variance Guadeloupe
Honorable Ralph T. O'Neal, Edward Thomas, Reginald O'Neal, Rudolph
E. Krigger, Valentino McBean, Liston Davis
Karen Powell, Beverlie Cole
Order of Service
CELEBRANT .................................. Fr. Jerome Feudjio
MUSICAL SELECTIONS .................... Alwyn "Lad" Richards
BLESSING OF THE BODY AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH
ENTRANCE HYMN ......................... "A Mighty Fortress"
FIRST READING: Wisdom 4:7-14 ........... Denise R. Reovan, Esquire
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 23 ............. M. Almeade Durrant
SECOND READING: Romans 5:5-11 .................. Viola E. Smith
THE GOSPEL ............................. Deacon Austin Medina
THE HOMILY .................................Fr. Jerome Feudjio
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ............... Deacon Austin Medina
OFFERTORY HYMN ........................... "All I Ask Of You"
SIGN OF PEACE ..................... "Let There Be Peace on Earth"
PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR AND GIFTS
COMMUNION HYMN .................... "I Am The Bread Of Life"
MEDITATION HYMN ............ Oh What Could My Jesus Do More
FINAL COMMENDATION AND FAREWELL ...... Fr. Jerome Feudjio
RECESSIONAL HYMN ..................... "To God Be The Glory"
Dearest Grandfather ... God knew you were tired, so he has
summoned you home. We are sad and will miss you dearly. But
even in our grief, we are comforted to know that you now repose in
the Holy Ground of the everlasting comforter.
May the mercy and good of God embrace you on this final
journey and may you rest in peace.
We love you.
Your Grandsons, Kevin and Renald Price
Roy The ocean separating us did not make your passing
easier. You were her first born, and I am yours. Together we shared
the love of the woman who birthed you, gave me life, and nurtured
me. You were father, son, brother and friend to all and now that
God has chosen to take you home to your final resting place, we all
grieve. But God is merciful and I know he has delivered you from
all the pain and suffering that I saw you were going through. As
you travel this last journey my prayers and blessing accompany
you into God's Kingdom of rest and peace.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that
everyone who believe in him may not die but have eternal life."
I Love you always,
Your loving daughter,
Linda Vanterpool Pryce
Tihe Jamily of Toy JYdelbert Wanterpool
would like to express their thanks
for the support and sympathy
you have shown us
in the time of our bereavement
jottowing the interment
the family witl retire quietly.
'We thank you for your understanding.
god's Tichest blessings to all.
'The CaListro and Canterpool Jamtttes
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