John Wilhelm Tranberg Dies at 103

John Wilhelm Tranberg

John Wilhelm Tranberg of St. Croix, U.S.V.I., died on Thursday, Aug. 22. He was 103 years old.

He is survived by his sons: John Tranberg Jr. and Carl Tranberg; nieces: Maureen Malone, Patricia Tranberg Stevens, Eleanor Tranberg, Molly Tillman and Alden Martinez; nephews: Svend, Lauritz Tranberg, Lauritz Blackwood and Rafael Berrios; great nieces: Amy, Laurie Blackwood, Mariela Alvira Ruiz, Debbie Tillman, Geminice Johnson, Nicole Tranberg, Lamonique Berrios, Unise, Charlotte Tranberg, Gloria Giftt, Beatrice Forde, Jennifer Ortiz, Velma Dessuit and Sheryl Forde; and great-great nieces: Desiree Smith and Regina Petersen.

He is also survived by great nephews: Michael, Robert Blackwood, Humberto Alvira Jr., Gregory, Edgar, William, Anthony Tillman, Chad Martinez, Svend, Taj, Ian, Ronald Tranberg, Jean, Glenn, Elmer, Olric Forde, Gideon and Clement Giftt; great-great nephew, Lorenzo Hyman; St. Thomas Tranberg family: Gifft, Chinnery, Forde, nieces and nephews; special cousins: Robin and Michael Jones; and cousins: Tranberg-Hansen family (Denmark), Gifft, Chinnery, Forde families, Percival family and Ovesen family.

Other survivors include caregivers: Oneca Glasgow, Dr. Lake, Dr. Park, the staff at Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged, the staff at Juan Luis Hospital, Dr. Galiber, Mitchie Simon, Donald Garcia, Continuum Care and the Gardine family; and special friends: Ingrid Gardine and family, Sara Tranberg, Norma Blackwood, Velazquez family, Brian O’Reilly, John Brady, American Legion Post 133, Richard Schrader Sr. and Claire Roker and family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment will be at Frederiksted Cemetery.