In Memory

Victor Richards

Victor Richards

Victor Meyer Richards (1948 - 2018)




Submitted by: John Schmelzer


I am saddened to tell you that Victor Richards died after a long battle with cancer. After Beach High, Victor went to the University of Florida and then to the U of Miami Medical School.  He was a Nephrologist.  Services will probably be Friday morning ,March 2, 2018 morning at Temple Judea.  Victor was a good natured and kind man.



Margie Schulman submitted the Miami Herald Obituary 


RICHARDS, VICTOR MEYER August 25, 1948- February 24, 2018 Victor passed away on February 24, 2018. He was born in Toronto and raised on Miami Beach. Victor graduated from Miami Beach High School, University of Florida, and University of Miami School of Medicine where he remained for his internship and residency. After deciding to become a nephrologist, he moved to Philadelphia for two years to complete a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Miami for a career in private practice where he was devoted to the care and treatment of countless patients. He was especially interested in guiding patients through the transplant process and ensuring access to high quality dialysis care for all. After more than 30 years in practice he found great satisfaction working with medical students at UM, bringing practical first- hand knowledge of patient care to the academic environment. Victor was well rounded with many interests besides medicine. He enjoyed golf, boating, and raising orchids, but most of all spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Toby; daughter Natalie Packman (Marc): son Daniel Richards (Kim); and grand-children Noah and Abby Packman, Aaron and Eliza Richards. A memorial service will be held at Temple Judea in Coral Gables on Friday March 2nd at 11:00am. Donations in memory of Victor can be made online to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida or mailed to 1040 Woodcock Road Suite #19, Orlando, FL 32803

Published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 27, 2018

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04/16/19 01:19 PM #1    

Alan Brezin

Very sad to read this news. I didn't know Vic in high school but Vic was my nephrologist after my heart transplant until I moved out of Miami in 2008. He was a wonderful doctor and was of great help to me at a crucial time in my recovery from heart transplant when my kidneys were close to failing. I am sure he will be greatly missed by the many he touched.

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