Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Leopold R. Gilliard
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Leopold R. Gilliard
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Leopold R. Gilliard
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Gilliard, Leopold R.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300124
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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Pastor Vernon Eng, Officiant

Western Cemetery II
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Friday, May 26, 1989

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Gladys Gilliard

Roger Gilliard

Edith Fleming
Sarah and Lois Gilliard

Louis Peterson

James Fleming

Evelyn and Yvette Fleming

Many other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention

Family members and members of St. Thomas Rescue

May 23, 1917- May 20, 1989

Leopold Gilliard was born on the island of St. Thomas on May
Before his entry into government service, Leopold held positions in
the private sector from 1942 1968 in various professions, including
the fields of electronics and construction. In 1968 he accepted
employment with the Department of Public Works as a wastewater
superintendent and advanced to the position of Director of Utilities
before his retirement in 1982. For his exemplary performance he
received numerous citations, commendations and awards.
Leopold served as a volunteer worker with the office of Civil
Defense and Emergency Services, and in connection therewith, received
a letter of commendation from Governor Cyril E. King on July 14,
1978 for his outstanding performance in rescue operations following
the crash of the American jetliner.
Leopold was also a member of the National Defense Executive
Reserve and was a trusted friend and advisor of Governor Melvin H.
In 1977 Leopold was honored and congratulated by the Twelfth
Legislature of the Virgin Islands of the United States. The award was
presented to him by Legislature president Elmo D. Roebuck.
In his spare time, Leopold was an avid CB radio operator and was
well known by his call letters, VI50.
He was a loving family man, devoted to his wife, children and
grandchildren. He was also devoted to his community and spent much
time and effort for its betterment. Leopold will truly be missed by all
who were fortunate enough to have known him.
May he rest in peace.

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