Victor Joseph Besko, 90, of Sapphire, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 9, in Dobson, North Carolina, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Besko was born in Schenectady, New York, and raised in Albany, New York. He was the son of Charles and Antonina Besko, a Lithuanian family, and had one brother.
At 19, he joined the Seabees during World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, he attended the University of Miami and Stetson University in Florida.