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Petra Dedekind

September 29, 1943 August 12, 2016
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Petra Dedekind, 73, passed away peacefully at her Estate Nazareth home on August 12, 2016 following a long battle with cancer.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, she immigrated to the US with her late and beloved husband Uwe to follow their yearn to travel and to continue their passion as restauranteurs.

Eventually an opportunity arose that brought them to St. Thomas. It was love at first sight for this couple and they opened their first restaurant in Red Hook not long after their arrival.

The Windjammer at Compass Point, The Point at Cabrita and finally the Schnitzel Haus kept them serving and sharing their German fare to islanders and statesiders alike for over 35 years.

Petra was a gracious hostess with a kind heart and a wicked sense of humor. She loved animals and over the years she rescued many abused and abandoned animals and loved them back to health.

Petra never took for granted the beauty of this island she called home, and was happiest spending Sunday afternoons on the beach surrounded by friends or playing a game of Scrabble.

While Petra was predeceased by her husband as well as her entire biological family, she is mourned nonetheless by her island family. Former employees, vendors, loyal customers and so many people she met over the decades she spent here will forever be effected by the passing of this special lady


Funeral Information

A celebration of her life will be held on Vessup Beach at 2pm on Sunday October 23rd. For those wishing to make donations in Petras name you may do so to ( charlenes organization) or the Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the care of Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Tortola.

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