Herbert Wallace Victor
January 22, 1929 – January 2, 2020
Herbert Wallace Theodore Victor, who was 90, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 surrounded by his devoted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Chesapeake, VA.
Herb was born in Brooklyn, New York to Isaac and Anna Victor on January 22, 1929. On July 1, 1950, Herb married Fay Rubin before quickly shipping out to serve his country in the Korean War. In the years following his return, Herb and Fay had 2 daughters, Susan and Lois.
Throughout his life, Herb was known for being an outgoing and thoughtful man who loved helping people and serving his community. He enjoyed talking and joking around with everyone he met. In 1973, Herb, Fay, Susan and Lois, moved to Little Neck, New York where they quickly became constant fixtures at the Deepdale Pool & Community Center. Herb and Fay spent many weekends over the years playing cards, calling Bingo, and socializing with their many friends.
Following his service in the U.S. Army, Herb worked as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for close to 40 years. Once retired, Herb found great enjoyment in working at an elementary school, where he loved talking to and watching out for the children during their lunch and recess times.
In 2016, Herb relocated to Willow Creek Retirement Apartments in Chesapeake, Virginia where he quickly became the life of every social event. He enjoyed playing Bingo, LCR, and attending every activity available. These years also provided countless opportunities to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in Virginia.
Herb was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Fay (Rubin) Victor; his sisters Judy, Frances, and Ruthy; and his great-granddaughter, Sonia Chaya Rubin. He is survived by his children Susan and Edward Edelson and Lois Victor, his grandchildren Ryan and Wendy Edelson and Shannon and Jason Rubin, and 5 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jackson, Faye, Gavin, and Evelyn.
A funeral service will be held January 5th at 11 a.m. at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York. A Celebration of Life social will be held on January 8th at 2 p.m. at Willow Creek Retirement Home in Chesapeake, Virginia.
- Herbert Victor Sunday, January 5, 2020