There is... a difference!

Victor Salvatore Schiavone III, 40, of Poulsbo, died unexpectedly on April 18, 2017.

Vic was a big-hearted person with an even bigger smile that could light up any room. His larger than life personality, coupled with his intelligence and sharp wit, meant he often had everyone in his presence laughing. Everyone has a favorite memory of Vic and probably many favorite memories of him because time with Vic was guaranteed to be entertaining and fun.

The deep love Vic had for his wife and children was evident to anyone who saw their family together. He was a devoted, loving and affectionate father to his 7-year-old daughter, Kylie, and his 3-year-old son, Cody. He cherished his time with them and they were the center of his world. Kylie and Cody adored their Daddy.

Vic was a loving son to his parents, Kathy and Vic Sr., and a caring older brother to his younger sisters, Kim and Lori. Vic was proud of his large extended family on both the east and west coasts and often spoke fondly of his days growing up in Connecticut. He valued his friendships and was a loyal and kind friend. His many nieces and nephews loved playtime with Uncle Vic and he would wrestle with them until they were all exhausted from laughter. He donated his time to help coach his daughter's basketball team and generously helped out family and friends whenever and however they needed support.

In high school at North Kitsap, Vic met the love of his life, Sarah. Vic and Sarah were together for 23 years as best friends and partners in life. They prioritized spending time with each other and had the kind of steadfast relationship that was truly special. After 10 years of owning a small business in Silverdale and working with each other every day, Vic and Sarah decided to make the sacrifice to go back to school in the same pharmacy program to create the best possible life for their family. Vic excelled at pharmacy school. He was at the top of his class and had been inducted into Rho Chi, an academic honor society for pharmacy students. Vic had one year left before receiving his doctorate of pharmacy.

Vic was a 1995 graduate of North Kitsap High School, where he was a varsity basketball player and track and field star athlete, holding the school high jump record for 18 years. In 2002, he graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's degree in plastic engineering.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the LDS church in Poulsbo, 2138 NE Mesford St. In lieu of flowers, to help support Vic's wife and young children during this painful time, a gofundme page has been created in his memory: Please sign the online guest book for the family.