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Victor W. Vohwinkel

June 27, 1936 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Victor Vohwinkel Obituary

Victor W. Vohwinkel, 87, of Sayville, NY, passed away after a very sudden decline in his health. He passed away in the early afternoon of February 1, 2024.

Victor was born on June 27, 1936 to Emma and Victor C. Vohwinkel in Queens, NY. Along with his sister Helen and twin brother Fred, they soon moved to Elmont, NY.

Victor began working at Grumman at the age of 18, starting in the machine shop. After completing night school at Farmingdale State University, Victor became a Senior Mechanical Engineer. With a focus in hydraulic system design, Victor’s work included the EF-111A, an electronic-warfare aircraft, which was unarmed and primarily used for ground mapping and signal jamming. Visits to Idaho were common for testing hydraulics and cockpit designs in the Navy’s flight simulators, used for pilot training. After retiring from Grumman at age 50, Victor began his home improvement company V-Square Construction. Many homes and businesses in the local area still contain his craftsmanship.

Having three sons, Victor was involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Many weekends were spent camping, hiking and splitting firewood. He was a counselor for the Leatherwork Merit Badge, as well as the treasurer for Troop 438 in Bohemia. Victor's leatherwork included many weekends, with the family pitching in, at various fairs and craft shows throughout Long Island.

Victor is survived by his wife Barbara. They were married for over 63 years. They met at a dancehall across from the Elmont Firehouse, where Victor was a volunteer firefighter. Married in 1960, they soon moved into their forever home in Sayville, NY where they raised six children. Patricia, Victor, Karl, Margaret, Kurt and Barbara are surviving children who have added 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren to the family.

Victor was the cornerstone of his family. His entertaining stories, and enthusiasm at parties and events will forever be missed. As a devout Roman Catholic, Victor is in a better place and at peace. We can imagine him looking down at his fish pond, sitting with his dog Sandy and enjoying a scotch with one ice cube.

Funeral Mass- Tuesday February 6, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence RC Church, Sayville

Interment- St. Lawrence Cemetery, Sayville

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Services

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
February 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Lawrence RC Church
240 W Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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