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Victoria Kaloss

Victoria Kaloss

September 28, 1961 ~ May 31, 2020

Victoria Kaloss, 58, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2020 with her sister, Lisa, at her side.
 
A lifelong resident of Middletown, NJ, Victoria spent much of her time in service to others in her community. She became a licensed Social Worker (taking her MSW at Rutgers University) with a focus on youth advocacy and counseling. In addition to her work for Riverview Medical Center, the ARC of Monmouth, and the Monmouth-Ocean Educational System, Victoria was a teacher at the New Jersey
Center for Healing Arts in Red Bank.

Later in life, Victoria focused her energies on advocacy for the disabled community. In addition to raising awareness with her own experiences through writing, speaking engagements, and social media, she served on the board of MOCEANS Center for Independent Living, Inc.–a non-profit organization supporting people living with disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.
 
Victoria was also a published poet and author. She was a longtime member of the Jersey Shore Poets and a committed regular at poetry slams in Red Bank and Long Branch for many years. Beyond poetry, Victoria wrote essays and kept a blog raising awareness for people with disabilities.
 
As a student and teacher of spirituality with a deep-rooted, continuous practice, Victoria provided comfort and guidance to many who sought out her help. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Victoria well will never forget her wry sense of humor and love of wordplay, her inviting laugh, and the gentle patience she naturally embodied when listening to those in need. She balanced honesty and hope even in the darkest moments and left the world brighter in her wake. 
 
In her final weeks, Victoria came to a rare and beautiful clarity regarding the nature of her life story. These are the final words she wanted shared about her: “I am grateful for my life and enjoyed it the best I could from beginning to end. Spirit and my friends were with me every step of the way. Now that’s a life!”
 
Donations in her memory may be made to the MOCEANS Center for Independent Living SurfSide Beach Accessibility (https://www.moceanscil.org/surfside-beach-accessibility).

Condolence

Susan Miller - Neighbor

June 8, 2020, 3:37 pm

Vicky has left you much too soon. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to the family.

Janine Kyrillos - Childhood friend

June 8, 2020, 10:13 pm

I’m deeply saddened to hear about Vikki’s passing. She truly was a beautiful person. I would love to reconnect with her family, and I wish them peace and joy as they celebrate her life.

Susan Calmon - Acquaintance

June 8, 2020, 10:29 pm

My condolences to the family. Such a sweet person!

tom hespe - friend

June 9, 2020, 1:17 pm

my deepest condolences to the family she was a great beautiful gal to have fun with

Grayce Merton - Neighbor

June 9, 2020, 3:06 pm

Dear Bill and the children,
My thoughts, condolences, and sympathy, are with you at this time.

SaraEve Fermin - Friend

June 10, 2020, 12:58 pm

Thank you Victoria. Know that the rest of us are holding you close.

Bear - Friend

June 11, 2020, 1:27 pm

I cannot express my love and how sorry I am but knowing that in spirit you will always connect.

Geri Surgent - Former co-worker

June 12, 2020, 4:40 pm

We are sorry for your loss. Vicky was a beautiful person. Our deepest condolences to Dr K. And family.

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