Karl N. "Buzz" Victor

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VICTOR, KARL N. JR. "BUZZ," 80, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Baptist Health Louisville.

He was a graduate of Male High School, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and the University of Louisville School of Law. He was a US Army veteran - member of the 100th Division. Buzz began to practice law with Helman-Shaikun-Victor and was with Conliff-Sandman-Sullivan for 40 years. He was appointed as Police Court Judge by Mayor Harvey Sloane, was a former lead prosecutor with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office and was appointed by Gov. Wallace Wilkinson as a Jefferson County District Judge.

He was a former president of Actors, Inc. which merged with Theatre of Louisville and lead him to be a founder and former president of Actors Theatre of Louisville. He was a former horse owner and partner of Victor and Vine Stables. He was a member of The Temple, the Standard Club, the Turf Club at Churchill Downs, the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association and a former board member of Visiting Nurses Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Karl N. Victor, Sr. and Julia Felsenthal Victor; and his sister, Joyce Unrich.

He is survived by his loving wife, Roanne Helman Victor; his son, Karl N. Victor III (Colette); his daughter, Gwenn Victor-Lieber (Paul) of Venice Beach, CA; three grandchildren, Aaron Daniel Victor, Gabriell Louise Victor and Samuel Karl Lieber; and two nieces, Vicky Unrich and Sharon Butler.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at The Temple with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or Actors Theatre of Louisville.


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Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014
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