Victor John Baricev

Victor J. Baricev (10) of Covington, LA, passed away peacefully at home on 26 February 2017. He was born in New Orleans, LA, to Joseph and Jessie Baricev on 2 May 1933 and was raised, primarily, in Biloxi, MS.

After spending a year at Marion Institute, Vic entered the U. S. Naval Academy in 1952, where he was a proud member of the 10th Company, and graduated with the Class of 1956. While a midshipman, eating was one of his main pastimes and it was a rare occasion to see him pass up food of any kind. In addition, he was a tower of strength on the volleyball team. After graduation, he attended the Navy Purchasing School in Athens, GA, and then was assigned to the USS Corregidor which transported aircraft from Mobile, AL, to Germany. He next was sent to Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans as part of the pre-commissioning detail for the USS DeSoto County. After sailing the DeSoto County to Little Creek, VA, Vic later returned to New Orleans where he served as Disbursing Officer for the 8th Naval District.

After leaving the Navy, Vic first worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS, as Assistant Purchasing Agent where he was tasked with purchasing major equipment for nuclear attack subs as well as other Navy and commercial vessels. He subsequently returned to Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans where he became Purchasing Agent and was reunited with many of the friends he’d made while stationed there as the USS DeSoto County was being built. Vic was promoted to Vice President, Contracts & Procurement at Avondale in 1973 and retired from that company in 1986.

Upon retiring, Vic and his wife, Gerry, moved to Mandeville, LA, where he actively pursued his love of sailing, golf, woodworking and spending time with his family. Later, they relocated a few miles north of Lake Pontchartrain to Covington, LA.

Vic was predeceased by his parents and brothers Joseph and Robert Baricev. He is survived by his wife of 58 Years, Gerry; daughters Janet Adolphson (Fred) and Susan Donnelly (Sonny); son Michael Baricev (Barbara) and six grandsons.

A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington with internment following at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens also in Covington.