Victor Nicholai Hochee of Garner Valley went on to his next project on Sunday, April 12, 2009, with his family sending him forward with all their love.

Vic was born in Dearborn, Mich., in 1929.

A UCLA graduate, he was part of the first Project India in 1952. Being general manager of Local 660 in Los Angeles and executive director of the San Bernardino County Civil Service Commission and Bar Association occupied his middle years.

He was a multi-faceted man with a keen mind, great sense of fun and zest for life. Among his diverse interests were basketball, photography, tennis and swimming, and with his wife, Adrienne, raising llamas for 28 years.

Vic was an active part of his community and on the Board of Directors of the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation.

A celebration of his life with Adrienne and children, Michael and Meredith Hochee and Cristina McPherson, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Garner Valley Common building.