Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lionel Darrel Orie
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Lionel Darrel Orie
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lionel Darrel Orie
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Orie, Lionel Darrel
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: CA01300335
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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lionel barrel Orie

Frederick Lutheran Church
Friday, November 28, 1980, ten o'clock
Pastor Lawrence T. Baietti
Helge Jeppeson, Jr., Organist
Interment in Western Cemetery
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

V, I.

March 7, 1915 November 21, 1980

Lionel Darrel Orie was born on March 7, 1915 in San Fernan-
do, Trinidad. He came to St. Thomas in 1935 and made it his

Lionel was employed at the Naval Submarine Base until 1945
when he was inducted into the Armed Forces where he
served until his honorable discharge the following year.
Returning to St. Thomas, Lionel resumed work at the Sub-
marine Base. Two years later he joined the firm of Gaston
Gelle (presently known as West Indies Corporation). At the
time of his retirement he was Vice President Treasurer of
the firm.

He served as Treasurer of the Frederick Lutheran Church for
more than-thirty-five ;years and often held membership on
the Church Council. He was a founding member of the
Gypsy Carnival Troupe and the Ramblers Club as well.

Lionel Orie died on November 21, 1980 at the New York
Hospital, Cornell University.

... for my father, Lionel.
who Insisted that "poems supposed to rhyme."
A gloomy day when times were hard
I sat crying in my Dad's yard
A gypsy moth danced by on air
delicately, without a fear
That he'd ever stop fluttering.
I heard him gently uttering:
"Don't cry too long, just dry your eyes,
Please sing a song and harmonize
A reverent hymn sung over chimes
And calypsos of earlier times."

As suave as Astaire's old soft shoe,
The gypsy twirled and two-stepped, too:
"Boy, try to sing; caress the words
Spread a wing like hummingbirds."

A lizard sensed something might fail
He turned around: had lost his tail!
"Meh son." he laughed, "don't bawl for me,
My complexion's not jealousy.
The good Lord made it green, you see,
So I could blend in with a tree.
I will grow whole."
And thus shall love
Take wing to blossoms far above.

-Dana Samuel Orie
25 November, 1980

I have known "0" for more than twenty-five years. He was
my long-time associate. "0" was more than a business associ-
ate; "0" was my friend. The depth and warmth of his
friendship cannot be put into words. Ten years ago I received
a telephone call that "0" had died at the airport and I was
devastated. A short while later we heard it was untrue. When
I received the call last Friday in Haiti that "0" had died, I
kept praying for the next phone call to say it wasn't so.
That call never came. "0" I'll miss you terribly.
Henry L. Kimelman
U.S. Ambassador ?o Haiti


Wife... Doris M. Orie

Children... Dana Samuel
Deborah Sandra

Several brothers and sisters,
nieces and nephews

Pastor Lawrence Wick
Wendell Allsopp
Members of the Gypsy Carnival Troupe
Members of the Ramblers Club

Kent Bernier
James Boschulte
John Clenance
George Dudley, Jr.
Al LaBorde
Paul Moron
Enrique Richards
Carlyle Williams

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