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  1. Jeff Murphy

    Victor Menza taught me in several courses at Dartmouth almost 40 years ago, and my memory of him is incandescent. Kindness, humor, enthusiasm and excellence coexisted in him in a wonderful way. I regret that i was unable to thank him in later years, though I’m sure that he knew that he was perhaps the most popular and influential teacher at Dartmouth in the 1970s, who introduced scores of students to Thoreau”s “Walden”, Stanley Cavell, Walker Percy, Plato and Barthes as no one else could or did.

  2. Sheila Shapiro

    I knew Victor as an undergraduate in Buffalo and only heard of his passing from a mutual friend, Andre Toth. Victor and I were in several classes together and I spent many hours talking with him about the things we were reading. I lived at home with my parents and enjoyed going to his house where he had the whole third floor to himself… I remember vividly the day I was in a class and Victor appeared breathless in the doorway to announce that President Kennedy had been shot. The class was dismissed, of course, and we went across the street to the local bar, drank cokes and watched the tv there, waiting for news…and when it came, we cried. I was saddened to hear that Victor is gone, but I smiled when I read his obituary, learning that his humor, his generosity and his goodness remained with him throughout his life.

  3. Cynthia Sands, Michael Sands

    We are saddened to hear of this terrible loss. Michael and I work at F. H. Gillinghams, Woodstock, VT. Victor was someone we always looked forward to seeing in the store. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. We are also especially fond of Lynn Zorn, and miss her and Victor very much.

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