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Published May 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Victor W. Quale

Victor Wright Quale died on April 25, 2013, in the home he designed in Cornwall, Vermont. Mr. Quale was 72 years old and suffered from coronary artery disease and insulin-dependent diabetes.

Mr. Quale was born November 19, 1940 in Rochester, Minnesota. He grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended Roosevelt High School. He was named MVP and All-state Player after Roosevelt won the state ice hockey championship with Victor scoring the winning goal. He went on to play in the Junior Professional Hockey League in Canada for two years.

Victor W. Quale

Victor Wright Quale died on April 25, 2013, in the home he designed in Cornwall, Vermont. Mr. Quale was 72 years old and suffered from coronary artery disease and insulin-dependent diabetes.

Mr. Quale was born November 19, 1940 in Rochester, Minnesota. He grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended Roosevelt High School. He was named MVP and All-state Player after Roosevelt won the state ice hockey championship with Victor scoring the winning goal. He went on to play in the Junior Professional Hockey League in Canada for two years.

Mr. Quale attended the Universities of North Dakota and Minnesota and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota where he taught in the Art Department before moving to Vermont. Mr. Quale was an artist and cartoonist whose work was published in the British magazine PUNCH, L.A. Magazine, and TWIN CITIES. His paintings are in several private collections, and most recently he and his sister were collaborating on a children's book with his drawings.

Mr. Quale is survived by his sister, Jane Quale of Cornwall, a nephew, Dr. Robert Victor Cantu and his wife Dr. Michelle Russell of Hanover, New Hampshire, his niece, Elizabeth Cantu and her husband Daniel Kim and their two children, Jeremy and Gemma of Burbank, California.

There will be a family memorial and celebration of Victor's life in Hanover this August. Final arrangements are being made by Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home in Middlebury, Vermont.

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