The Valdosta Daily Times
Victor John Vitone, Sr., 81, of Baker City, Ore., passed away on Oct. 21, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones. A private memorial is planned for Victor at 11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2013 (Pacific Time) at the Baker City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints multi-purpose room.
Victor was born Sept. 5, 1932 in Paterson, N.J. to Alexander and Fernande Vitone. After finishing his schooling, Victor joined the U.S. Army for three years, achieving the rank of corporal. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.
After he left the service, Victor worked as a service technician, delivering propane for AmeriGas. In 1966 he met and later married Willamae Myers in Hollywood, Fla.
Victor loved fishing, writing poetry and spending time with his family. He also loved spending many hours with his companion Stormy, a yellow Lab who became important to him after his wife passed away.
He is survived by his daughter Sandra and son-in-law Thomas Montoya of Baker City, Ore.; son Victor Vitone Jr. and Kat White of Valdosta, Ga.; brother-in-law and sister–in-law, John A and Myrtle Harris of Ray City, Ga., and Travis and Betty Apperson, of Ashburn, Ga. He has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Victor is preceded in death by his wife, Willamae in March of 2003, his parents, sister Lou Rossborough, brother Tony Vitone, and his father and mother-in-law, Perry and Evelyn Myers. — Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, Baker City, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.