Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on Johnny Tranberg, a native of St. Croix who died on Aug. 22, 2019, at the age of 103. Part 1 was published on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Johnny Tranberg, the late Crucian icon, was born in a farming environment way above the Caribbean Sea in Mt. Washington on the northwest side of St. Croix, which shaped his life until he went to the grave. He was a man of integrity and respect, who knew the value of hard work and learned the culture of his day from his elders by saying “good morning,” “good afternoon,” “thank you,” “God bless you,” and “have a good day.”