Victor Craig Bernard, Sr. beloved husband, father, and friend, sadly passed away on November 24, 2023, at his residence. He was surrounded by his loving family during his final moments. Victor was born on December 7, 1954, in Maryland, the cherished son of the late Rene Victor Bernard and Marlene Frances Ritter Bernard.
Victor had a deep love for his job at Singleton Electric where he dedicated over 31 years of his life. His commitment and passion were evident in everything he did. Colleagues admired his work ethic and loyalty to the company.
Outside of work, Victor found joy in the simplest moments. One of his family's fondest memories was walking on the beach with his funny toes in the sand. He embraced life's pleasures and always had a positive outlook. His zest for life was contagious, and he made sure to extend his gratitude to all of his friends who looked at him as family.
Victor was a true handyman—an undisputed "Tool Man." He took great pride in collecting every possible tool on the market and enjoyed working in his yard. The beautifully manicured lawn that he maintained reflected his meticulous nature and love for nature's simple pleasures.
Among Victor's proudest accomplishments were the lifelong friendships he fostered and the warm home he created where everyone felt invited. He valued the importance of family and friends above all else and nurtured these relationships with care.
Victor is survived by his beloved wife Pam Bernard, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them. He will forever be remembered as "Pops" to Hannah, Wyatt, and Cayleigh. Victor also had a big heart as he played adoptive "Pops" to any child who needed love—a testament to his selflessness.
His legacy lives on through his son Victor Bernard Jr. and wife Amanda, daughters, Kristy Traini and husband Derek, and Christie Coyle and husband Chas, they will forever cherish the memories they shared with their loving father.
The lives touched by Victor's kind spirit and infectious laughter were immeasurable. He was a beacon of light in the lives of many, and his genuine kindness resonated deeply with those fortunate enough to know him. The void left by his absence is immense, but the memories he created will sustain his family and friends through this difficult time.
A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Victor's life will be held on December 2, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 21702. There will be an opportunity at 3:00pm to share your favorite memory of Victor with the family. These gatherings will provide an opportunity for all who knew and loved Victor to come together, share stories, and find solace in each other's presence.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Victor Craig Bernard leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and cherished memories. His spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have him touch their lives. As we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the beautiful life he lived—a life full of warmth, generosity, and unwavering love. Rest in peace, dear Victor.