Filimon Segundo Kapayo Duran Jr. was born on November 29,1946, on St.Thomas Virgin Islands to Rehenia Francis and Filimon Duran Sr. He peacefully passed away on September 8, 2023, in Annapolis, Maryland. He was a beloved father, husband, friend, and community member who will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, working with him, or just spending time with him.
He attended Charlotte Amalie High School and graduated as a proud member of the CAHS class of 1964. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for four years. Soon after, Filimon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Virgin Islands in 1973. His passion for business and entrepreneurship led him to own and operate local businesses in St. Thomas, USVI, and he would eventually enjoy a long and storied career in management working for The Caribbean Publishing Company where he would serve as Regional Director in Aruba, Dutch West Indies for almost two decades.
Filimon was dedicated to public service and served in the Lions Club International in the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean for many years earning him the distinguished honor of becoming a “Melvin Jones Fellow” with the Lions Club. Filimon relocated to Bowie, Maryland in 2010 and worked in the Home Improvement industry until he could no longer work due to his health complications and later his recent passing.
He enjoyed fishing, golf, traveling, spending time with family and friends, but his most endearing passion was the time he spent in the kitchen. Without question, all that knew him dubbed him “The Master Chef”. He was christened and raised in the Moravian Church as a youth, and was baptized in the DC Regional Christian Church.
Filimon is preceded in death by his parents Rehenia Francis and Filimon Duran Sr. and his brother Inocencio Duran. Filimon is survived by his loving wife Maysen Duran, children Tanya Duran, Toya Duran, and Terese Duran-Joseph, step-children Mona Pickering, Romaine Martin, Abou Djaouga, and Eulet R. Gore, his siblings Lydia Jackson, Nanette Duran, Carmen Bogard, Glenn Duran, Micheal Haynes, Earl Haynes Jr., and numerous grand-children, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family, and a wide circle of friends who will forever hold him dear in their hearts. He will be deeply missed.
Memorial Services to be Held:
Saturday September 16, 2023
Beall Funeral Home
6512 Crain Hwy
Viewing: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In St. Thomas
Friday October 20, 2023
Turnbull’s Funeral Home
Blyden Memorial Chapel
173 Estate Altona & Welgnust
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802