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VICTOR, Walter Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, GA died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 after a short hospitalization. Born in DuPont, PA he was the son of the late Frank and Agnes Victor. He is also predeceased by his son, Johnny Victor. Walter served in the US Army during World War II, landing in the 2nd wave on Utah Beach at Normandy. Walter received the French Legion of Honor medal in 2010 in appreciation for his wartime service. He was also with one of the first troops to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp. For 40 years, Walter was the official photographer for the Atlanta Braves. Twelve of his pictures are housed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He was a member of the Etowah Masonic Lodge where he was a Master Mason and received a 65 year apron. He also was an avid fisherman. Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Ruth Victor of Dawsonville, GA; sons, Tony Van (Lynn) Victor of Hogansville, GA and Tommy (Mary) Victor of McDonough, GA; daughter, Ann-Margaret (David) Johnston of Gainesville, GA; daughter-in-law, Bobbi Victor of Smyrna, GA; brother, Frank Victor of Waterbury, CT; 6 much-loved grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 5:00 pm on Friday, October 17. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886.9899


Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 15, 2014
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