Victor S. Falk, III passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. Linda, Vic’s wife of forty-nine years, was by his side until the very end.
To know Vic was to love him. A gentleman in the truest sense of the word, he was humbly brilliant, quietly confident, soft spoken and incredibly sweet. He had a subtle, dry sense of humor and an unforgettable, contagious laugh.
Born on March 20, 1945, to Dr. Victor and Marjorie Falk, Vic grew up on a farm in the small town of Edgerton, Wisconsin. At age thirteen, Vic studied for a year at Institute Dr. Schmidt in Lausanne, Switzerland. He attended high school at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and, upon graduation, he matriculated at Princeton University. Vic’s four years at Princeton were interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged with the rank of E5 (Sergeant). Following graduation from Princeton, Vic married Linda (Spooner) and they moved to Madison, Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin Law School. Upon receiving his law degree, Vic and Linda moved to Miami, Florida and he earned a Master’s in Tax Law from the University of Miami.
Vic and Linda settled in Miami, and he began his career at Wometco Enterprises, a large media company with diversified holdings. He worked in the company’s legal department for many years and eventually became General Counsel.
During the last eight years of his career, Vic served as Vice President of Wometco Cable Corporation and retired in 1994.
After living in Miami for twenty-four years and raising their family there, Vic and Linda moved to the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida in 1997. They are also members of Card Sound Golf Club and Key Largo Anglers Club. Vic served on the board of the Ocean Reef Rod and Gun Club for many years and received the club’s Sportsman of the Year Award in 2018. Vic and Linda Split their time between Ocean Reef and their beloved log cabin in Wisconsin.
Vic was a lifelong sportsman with passions for skiing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, fishing, and playing golf. In his teens, he was a three-time Wisconsin state waterskiing champion and a competitive tennis player. Vic’s love of the outdoors took him on many adventures – marlin fishing in the Bahamas, downhill skiing in the West and in Europe and salmon fly fishing in Canada, to name a few. In later years, his favorite pastime was grouse and woodcock hunting with his English setters in the woods of Northern Wisconsin.
Vic is survived by his wife Linda, son Christian (Morgan), daughter Megan Burley, brothers Tom and Fred and grandchildren Beckett, Finn, Thad, Dexter, Reeve and Wallis.
Vic’s family will have a celebration of life in his honor this summer in Wisconsin.