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Aug. 13, 2003 – A viewing and funeral service will be held Friday for Malcolm C. Callender who died Aug. 8. Callender, an attorney, former senator and police officer was 57.
The viewing will be from 9 until 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
A procession from Roosevelt Park to Western Cemetery will follow the service.
Callender was born in New York but grew up on St. Thomas. In 1965 Callender was drafted and served in Viet Nam. Upon his return to St. Tomas in 1968 he joined the V.I. Police Department, where he later rose to the position of detective. He also served as president of the Police Benevolent Association. Gov. Cyril E. King retained Callender in 1974 to be his security chief.
Callender eventually attended law school at Howard University. He was an assistant attorny general from 1982 to 1986.
Callender was also elected to the 19th Legislature. In May he returned to the V.I. Justice Department – again as an assistant attorney general.
Callender is survived by his wife Janis Penn, mother Inez Callender, three sons; Malcolm II, Marco and Morgan, three daughters; Myka, Monique and Maloir; his brother Jimmy Callender, sister Sahirra Ezzaldiin, also known as Norma Kathy Callender, three grandchildren; Maiya & Makayla Callender and Kia Wiggins.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and others too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the scholarship fund for Malori Callender, P.O. Box 7995, St. Thomas, VI 00803.

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