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Bernard Swanston Dies at 78

Bernard Swanston

Bernard Swanston, also known as “Target,” of Walter I.M. Hodge, died on Feb. 18. He was 78 years old.

He is survived by his daughter, Sonia Swanston Smith; sons: Wayne Anthony, Keith Swanston and Keshawn Swanston; granddaughters: LaVonna Anthony Duncan, Shanice Anthony, Tishaura Swanston, Eboniqua Smith, Joiah Anthony, Zariah Swanston, Sorayah Smith and Sophia Swanston; grandsons: Zomari Swanston, Kharay Anthony, Rasheed Swanston, Rahkeem Swanston, Radjmin Smith Jr. and Zamouy Swanston.

He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Kaleem Swanston, Aliyana Schulz, X’lya Andrew, A’zair McIntosh X’kai Andrew and Jayden Anthony; sisters: Marvelle Duporte, Evelyn “Leona” Swanston and Nathalie Swanston; brothers: Vincent M. Philips (“Courtesy”), Elroy Swanston, Elton (“Rasabudah”) Swanston, Uhral Swanston and Glenroy Swanston; 22 nieces too numerous to mention; and 20 nephews too numerous to mention.

Other survivors include great nieces and great nephews too numerous to mention; daughter-in-law, Anelta Warner; son-in-law, Radjmin (“Cheeks”) Smith; sisters-in-law: Julia Swanston, Helen Sackey-Phillips, Virginia Swanston, Lucila Phillips, Benita (“Carol”) Swanston and Helena Bass; brother-in-law, Harold Morgan; as well as godchildren, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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 The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Frederiksted. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.

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