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Dr. Victor B. Scheffer

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Dr. Victor B. Scheffer passed away on September 20, 2011 at age 104. During his life many were honored to be touched by him as brother, husband, uncle, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, scientist, scholar, writer, and friend. He loved the outdoors and was a co-founder of the Nature Conservancy's Washington chapter, Audubon Society, and the Hilltop Community in Bellevue. Vic was a marine biologist who received his PhD from the University of Washington, taught there in the 1960s, and received the U of W's Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus award. He is the author of 14 books, including The Year of the Whale which received the John Burrough's Medal for best natural history book in 1969. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Steiniche, his children, Brian Scheffer, Susan Irvine, and Ann Carlstrom, 8 grandchildren,and 5 great-grandchildren.A Celebration of his Life will be held on November 12 at 2:00 at University House in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org/washington or the Audubon Society at http://wa.audubon.org/.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 2, 2011
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