Victor Gibbs, 33, of Suffolk, Virginia passed away May 17, 2022, as a result of a massive hemorrhagic stroke. He was born in Orlando, Florida to Michelle Rousseau of Naples, Florida and Charles Gibbs (deceased) of Key Largo, FL.
Victor was a veteran of the US Navy. As a veteran, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College. At the time of his death, he was employed Newport News Shipbuilding. Victor had been with the company for a little over 10 years, most recently serving as the Steam and Electric Plant Deputy Chief Test Engineer for the CVN 74 RCOH. Victor was a great test engineer, and a dedicated shipbuilder.
He was a devoted son, husband, and father. He adored his family and they adored him. He worked tirelessly for them, and they were the light of his life. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, his kindness, and his willingness to go above and beyond to help someone out. His passions were rugby, coaching and photography. Coaching kids played an important role in his life. He coached rugby at the high school and college levels and he coached his daughter’s soccer team. He was a huge Florida Gators fan, often wearing the colors of his favorite team: Orange and Blue. He was a talented photographer. Victor said, “Not really a photographer… more like a Dad with a camera”. However, his artistry can be witnessed in his photographs. He was most passionate about his family as a doting father and husband.
Victor is survived by his mother Michelle Rousseau of Naples, Florida; stepfather Bill Rousseau of Brooksville, Florida; his wife Grace Gibbs; his three young children Lexi, Brendan and Lila. He is also survived by his close friend Jeremy Jelinek of Virginia Beach. Victor is predeceased by his infant son Jude; his father Charles Gibbs; his Nana Betty McCumber; and his brother Craig Bartkoske.
His unwavering love and devotion to his family was evident in his final moments.
Arrangements are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home in Chesapeake, VA. The Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 11th at the Chesapeake Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Victor’s Go Fund Me Page in support of his wife and three young children.