Victor “Vic” John Law
Dr. Victor John Law passed on to his heavenly reward on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 81. He went peacefully in his sleep. Vic, as he was known to all, was the loving husband of Penelope Hillyer Law (Penny) who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, Preston and Haywood (Sandy); his daughter, Victoria; daughter-in-law, Josephine; two grandchildren, Blake and Concetta; and companion, Krista Walker. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Linda Lee Ansardi. Vic was born in New Orleans on July 8, 1938 and resided in Port Sulphur and New Orleans, LA for most of his childhood before graduating from Thibodeaux High School in 1956. He earned his Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University, where he taught for 52 years. He received numerous honors and authored three textbooks over his long career. Vic and Penny met on the Tulane University campus in 1969. In 1971, they married. They resided in Harahan and River Ridge, LA until 2014, when they moved to Pass Christian, MS. They had a long and loving relationship and loved their many pets. He was proud of his family and his grandchildren called him “Gramps”, which he loved. Vic always said he lived a blessed and magical life, that any time he or his kids needed something, a way was provided. He was beloved by his children and students who consider him the best father and teacher that anyone could ever wish for. Vic grew up spending most of his free time on the water outside of Empire, LA. In 1970, he purchased a fishing camp on Bayou Cook. Some of his most precious times with his family and friends were spent fishing, crabbing, oystering, and laughing. A pillar of strength for his family, he was known for his intelligence, sense of humor, and optimism. In his final years, he felt blessed to have Krista and her children filling his house with activity, laughter, and love -- making him feel young again. Vic was a lifelong Tulane Green Wave football fan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send contributions to Tulane University Athletics or buy season tickets. “Roll Wave!” The services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 Church Ave., Pass Christian, MS 39571 on Monday, February 3, 2020. Interment: Live Oak Cemetery, across the street from Trinity Episcopal Church. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.