George Ernest Beers died peacefully at his Crown Mountain Home on March 12.
The Virgin Islands lost a lively and generous friend with the death of Harvey Henne on March 23. Harvey, born in 1924, died in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he moved with his beloved wife, Mitzi, in the late 1990s after 30 years on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Helen V. James Yasper died on March 25. She was 80 years old.
Linda Maria Wesselhoft, better known as “La-Linda” or “Deto,” died on March 1. She was 62 years old.
Liston Abbott, 77, died on Feb. 22 in Edison, N.J. Born on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Abbott had lived in East Windsor, N.J., since 1968.
Rudolph Basil Galiber Sr. was born on St. Thomas on March 29, 1923, to Adele Lanclos Galiber and Henry Galiber. He attended public schools, graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School in Commandant Gade in 1942.
William Hudson Ballard was born Sept. 10, 1927, and died Feb. 3, 2015. He moved from Chicago to St. Thomas in 1965.
James D. Vante, affectionately known as Jimmy, died on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the age of 70. He was a long-term employee of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Barbara Esprit lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 23. She was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Miriam A. Hanley died on Feb. 9 at her residence. She was 92 years old.