I am one of the most fortunate persons to know him. When I was a MSSD student, Vic was our first dean back in 1070s. In the evenings at the dormitory, we, the students enjoyed watching him telling us many stories. He was the most easiest for me and others to actually talk with him.
Sorry to hear of Victors death. We will remember the family.
Reverend Robert & Nancy Parrish,Dallas
To the family of Victor, it's a GREAT loss to the Deaf community all over, but it's the Lord's GAIN. I've known Victor for a short time, but always respected him, loved him for who he is, he was a true gentleman, so kind and caring. I know he will be GREATLY missed by so many on this Earth, he has left a great legacy for many of us. I will never forget him. Please know that my heart goes to everyone who grieves the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, friend and many more. Victor has lived a good long life and I know he's reunited with his daughter who passed on some years ago. May the Good Lord comfort y'all in this time of grief. Much love, Kate
This light is in memory of Vic Galloway from his friend, the late Nelda Kressin Barnes and her children, Violet, Bruce and Keith and their families of Spartanburg, SC May the Lord be with Victor's families during the difficult times.
Marlyn and family, my prayers are with you during this time.
Marilyn...Vic was no ordinary deaf man - an extraordinary deaf stalwart of his time. He was our beloved colleague, friend, role model, mentor, advisor, teacher, leader, and truly a deaf professional where everyone learned to emulate his gentle but powerful and empowering character which permeated our minds. He never shrinked from his vision where the deaf, not just to say "could," but "WOULD" rise to become prominent and productive members of society equal to others who are hearing. Even at times where the deaf community were often pessimistic that, we as Deaf Federal professionals could never break through the "glass" walls and ceilings but Vic carried on until we recognized his efforts had already cracked the glass. We all knew we had to huddle with his teamwork and leadership to smash the thick glass which left others amazed who started to follow our footsteps. This spearheaded the establishment of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG). As a result of his legacy, like Paul Singleton said, "there are now many more of DHHIG members who are administrators of many more government programs and services" because he cared to be a role model! I was so fortunate to have been associated with this giant of the deaf world who mentored us to be tall like him.
Although we mourn his passing away for a time, we shall forever rejoice in his lasting contributions with selfless service, leadership and empowerment that continues to give a good life that will impact our current and deaf generations to come. We won't say goodbye to Vic...we'll see him later up there!
Never to be forgotten, is for you, dear Marilyn. You were the "force" of his drive and we all love you much for what you have done to all of us. I give you and your esteemed family with my love and sincere prayers to grant the comfort and strength to continue reaping your blessings left on by Vic.
Love and Blessings,
Eric F. Spanbauer
You have set a great example that Deaf people are capable to do anything while you were the Superindentent at the Scranton State School for the Deaf. I admired you with your leadership. You will be always be rememberd by friends and families,not only from this school but of the many in the Deaf community. Great life and rest in peace!
I was fortunate to have known your for a short time and have enjoyed your company with another friend. You've always had a smile for anything!! Do continue to spread your sunshine from above! You will be missed!