Our sincere condolences to Renata, Lori and families. We knew Victor through his work with Oakland's children and my service on the Board of Education. He was one of the most caring, professional, honest people we had the honor to meet. Rest in peace Victor. Your legacy will be remembered.
Lorraine and Joe Koscielny
SIP, Vic. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your inspiration and confidence in me that I would love teaching and you were right, I loved it so much that I was a teacher for 40 years with the hopes that I would inspire my students with the same love and knowledge that you shared with each and every one of your students. RIP my mentor, until we meet again, Karyn Spingler
I will always be grateful to Vic for giving me my first teaching job in Oakland. He was a true educator and gentleman in every sense of the word. Sincere condolences to Renate and his whole family. He will be remembered with great fondness. Pat Schlenker
I miss you so much. It was such a pleasure taking care of you not as just an aide but also becoming family with you and Renada. You guys are amazing and I thank God everyday that I have met you. You were such a sweet and amazing man. I loved coming to see you everyday and when you used to always ask me “Hey, how are you?” every 5 minutes, Giving you a manicure, hanging out with you and watching my 600LB life haha! those were the best memories. <3. I love you so much Vic! ❤️
I remember Vic VERY WELL..., the day he assigned me to student teach at Heights Elementary School in Oakland, and also afterwards to come and observe one of my 5th grade lessons. Right after school one day, he stated, to: "Come with me". I didn't know just "what he was up to", but it was a courteous visit with the District's Superintendent of Schools - that I would be hired that coming September,as an educator at Valley Middle (which lasted for 34 years).
I've heard him play his saxophone, & even be a maitre d, at a wedding.
Vic was so well-liked, & kind-hearted to EVERYONE that he ever had the pleasure to associate with, then became friends. Jack Feldman
Vic was a kind and loving man. He was a great host and lots of fun. He was what every educator should be. We know heaven's matre d has the best table waiting for him. Renate. we send our sincere condolences to you. Love Stuart and Sandy
I never met Victor, but my condolesances to the family and I knew Renate growing up. Our prayers are with your family and we wish you all the best. Very sorry for your loss. He is in God's hands and protection. God Bless you all.
Bless Vic always. May you rest in peace after giving yourself to your family, friends and everyone who met you. A true gentleman and a beautiful soul. Forever in our hearts, Paul and Barbara Weightman xxxx
Q: How did you meet Victor?
A: I met Victor while taking care of my first grandchild. He was avid reader and the magnet for the kids. The friendship developed very fast.. I will never forget our discussions, banter and laughter, how loving , selfless and easygoing Vic was.
Adeline (1) could not get enough of him, looking for him , smiling and trusting. Renate and Vic quickly became our granddaughters ‘ second pair of grandparents. They will miss him dearly, so will our whole family.
It’s a big honor to know and be friends with him and Nati.
To end on the light side. Btw, did anybody else tried to sit in Vic’ favorite chair and got through his strong defense? Good memories.
Dear Vic, enjoy the Heavenly music. R.I.P.
Vic held a special place in my heart. He always had a wonderful smile, and was always happy to help everyone. He was not my teacher, but a wonderful friend. I will miss you Vic. Thanks for being a friend.
RIP Mr Rabasca.
Renate, sorry for your loss. I know how much he was loved by all. I remember the 8th grade class trip to Washington DC in 1962 and how much fun he was.
Mike Alu, your neighbor across the street
Q: How would you describe Victor to someone who had never met them?
A: I would describe Vic in three words.
Magical. When he walked into a room, a very special feeling would fill the room.
Caring. When he spoke to you, he always made you feel like the most important person, was very concerned about how you were doing and always gave you positive advice and made you feel like everything was going to be alright.
Loving. You always felt so much love when you got a big hug from Vic. It filled your heart with happiness.
RIP Vic. You will be greatly missed.