Viktor Boed, of Venice, Florida, died peacefully on February 16, 2023, at age 84.
Viktor was born in Simonovce, Hungary to Viktor and Maria Boed. He graduated as an electrical engineer from the Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic. As a consulting engineer, he designed building automation systems in Europe and the U.S. and taught courses in electrical engineering at the Technical University in Brno as well as in Cairo, Egypt.
Viktor came to the U.S. in 1979 and worked as a Product Manager and Senior Research Engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI. He joined Yale University in 1983 as a Manager of Building Automation and became a Manager of Plant Engineering in 1989, where he designed and implemented automation systems for buildings and realized energy conservation projects for the university. Viktor also started the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. He retired from Yale in 2004.
Viktor was a passionate pilot, sailor, and traveler. He loved jazz, sports, as well as gardening, DIY projects, and cooking. He was a member of various organizations in Venice and Sarasota and spent the good flying days at the Venice airport. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program, sharing his love for aviation with children of all ages. At the airport and around Venice, he was always seen in the company of Foxy, the family yellow labrador.
Viktor is survived by his wife, Hana; sons William Boed and Roman Boed; daughters Victoria Voorhees and Veronika Pav; grandchildren Michal, William, Viktoria, Honza, Martin, Zuzana, Julian, Owen, Finn, Laszlo, Renatto, Sadie, and Tyler; great-grandson William; sisters Eva Telekova and Helena Kondasova.
Viktor will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him.
A celebration of Viktor’s life will be held with close family in Mystic, CT this summer.
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