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November 7, 1950 - January 14, 2013
Resident of Boulder Creek
Victor Joseph Wahl II sadly left his family and friends too soon when he died unexpectedly on January 14, 2013 in San Jose, CA.
A brilliant, witty, wise, clever and brave husband, Victor leaves, to be cherished in memory by, his loving wife, Michelle Wahl, of Boulder Creek; a caring mother-in-law, Lois Smith, of Yreka; his son, Nicholas Wahl, of Reno, Nevada; his two step-children, Jeffrey Hopson (Victoria), of Long Beach and Amelia Shaw (Mick), of Boulder Creek; his brother, Steve Wahl, of Chester; and sister, Sandy Wahl (Danny), of Chester. He leaves behind 20 admiring nieces and nephews and is also survived by many devoted colleagues and alumni. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor Sr. and Marjorie Wahl, of Los Altos.
A native of San Francisco, he was a proud and an active alumnus with "the infamous class of 1968 Los Altos Knights". At UC Davis in 1972, he earned a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric with a minor in English Literature. He graduated from McGeorge law school and was admitted into the California Bar Association in December, 1977.
He dedicated his life to defending the rights of children, leaving a lasting impression on thousands of lives over the span of his 35 years of practice. He was voted Attorney most likely to be "In Trial" by his office associates.
Victor was a grill master, enjoyed cooking, traveling, scuba diving, snow and water skiing, golfing and woodworking. He coached Little League and California Youth Organization soccer in Los Altos. He was a dedicated '49er fan.
A celebration of Victor's life will be held on March 2, 2013, at 2:00 PM at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 13005 Pine St, Boulder Creek, with a gathering in the hall to follow.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Santa Cruz Hospice Association, 940 Disc Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, (831) 430-3000 or Cancer Support Care Program, Attention: Holly V. Gautier, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 24, 2013
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"I will always remember those late night classes at McGeorge and the flights in the Cessna to Columbia. ..."
"Michelle, You will be in my thoughts tomorrow. You are a devoted wife, and I am sure that your husband..."
"Vic, In court an honest, caring, effective and intelligent adversary. Outside of court one helluva good..."
"Thank you Warren, Michelle"
- Michelle Wahl
"My deepest condolences to all of the members of the Wahl Family. I worked for many years with Victor in..."
- Warren Cooper
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