Felipe Ayala Sr., an educator in the Virgin Islands public school system for over 40 years, including adult continuing education, died on Oct. 26.
He is survived by his mother, Eliecadia Blancero; wife, Maria E Hill Ayala; son, Felipe Ayala Jr., daughter, Ingrid Marie Ayala; grandchildren: Terriya Adelle Thomas, Terrell Awlando Thomas and Teryssa Amoi’ Thomas; great-grandson, Tahir-Salehe Ajai’i Richards; sisters: Luz Maria Ayala and Maria Teresa Klyvert; sisters-in-law: Lyra Anthony, Lyra Hodge, Alliwine Smith and Darlene Hill Forbes; brothers-in-law: Stedroy Hill and Ludrick Thomas; and special nieces: Ann Klyvert-Smith, Miriam Rentas-Webb, Maria del Carmen Rentas and Winifred Anthony-Todman.
He is also survived by special nephews: Mario Rentas, Wilfredo Rentas and Robert Klyvert; pets: Chinito (cat) and Tyana (dog); friends and family: Carmen Dennis, Shauna Innis, CAHS Class of 1957, The Bordeaux Bus Crew, CAHS Class of 1957, The Wenner Family, The Amaro Family, The Muller School Family, PR\VI Friendship Committee, The Cancryn School Family, The CAHS-ESL Family, Adult Continuing Education Family, Friends of Denmark; as well as many, many more godchildren, friends and family too numerous to mention.
The viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. All tributes must be emailed to: [email protected] on or before Nov. 10.
Funeral services are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.