Beloved father, partner, brother, uncle, and friend, Victor Alvin Tedoff, passed away on Oct. 22, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga. at the age of 73.
Victor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Pearl Tedoff and Harry Tedoff on Aug. 20, 1950. Victor graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and went on to earn a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Georgia. Victor served as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker for nearly 50 years, up until his death.
Passionate about personal growth and healing, Victor successfully shepherded countless individuals through mental health challenges. He was known for his compassionate and fun-loving approach to therapy and his dedication to his clients.
Victor’s friends and family likewise saw him as a trusted, confident, and wise advisor with whom they could share anything without fear of judgement. Victor was always there with open arms to support his clients, friends, and family in their times of need.
Outside of work, Victor led a very active lifestyle, regularly attending concerts, fundraisers, art exhibitions, and sporting events. He was an avid sports fan and film and television enthusiast. Victor also loved fine dining and international travel, especially when he could enjoy these past times with family.
While he was known for his one-of-a-kind irreverent and playful sense of humor, Victor was equally known for the kind, gentle, and caring way he engaged others.
Victor’s disarming smile, accompanied by his infectious laugh, would light up every room he entered. Tales of his comedic antics were legendary — well before his passing — and will live on as family lore for many generations to come. Victor was a bright light in our world; and his nurturing presence will be sorely missed by all who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.
Victor is survived by sons, Harrison Tedoff (Susana Tedoff) and Truman Tedoff, life partner, Francine Lowe, sister-in-law, Lisa Vinokur-Tedoff, nephews, Perlman Tedoff and Darren Sumner, and nieces, Bryna Tedoff, Pauley Tedoff (Joy Goodman), and Jill Sumner-Markowski (Anthony Markowski). Victor is preceded in death by mother, Pearl Tedoff (née Wetter), father, Harry Tedoff, brothers, Paul Tedoff and Ira Tedoff, sister, Beverly Sumner, and grand-dog, BoBo.
Rabbi Mayer Freedman officiated a graveside service at North Atlanta Memorial Park on Oct. 26, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the New Israel Fund (nif.org), an organization whose mission of equality, peacebuilding, and shared society deeply resonated with Victor and reflected his values.