Victoria “Vicky” S. Crosetti

Victoria “Vicky” S. Crosetti, formerly of Fluvanna, passed away Jan. 22, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn.

She was born Jan. 26, 1953, in Johnstown, Pa., to the late William and Catherine Joann Krishock.

The Krishock family moved in 1963 to Fluvanna, where Vicky graduated in 1970 from Maple Grove Jr.-Sr. High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from Niagara University and an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State Community College in Tennessee.

For more than 25 years until her death, Vicky lived in Knoxville, where she was recognized throughout the community for her work on behalf of animals and pets. She served as the executive director of the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and was a vocal advocate before state, county and city governments for improving animal welfare. In 2006, the Knoxville-Knox County Citizens Action Committee (CAC) awarded Vicky a certificate of appreciation for her “dedication, care & advocacy for Katrina evacuee pets and their people.”

An avid reader, Vicky also loved gardening and baking. Even in her final years when she was ill, she managed to pursue those passions.

Vicky is survived by her five siblings: Roberta Watts of Lebanon, Pa., Kathleen Stone of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel Krishock of Houston, Texas, David Krishock, of Asheville, N.C., and Patrick Krishock, of Austin, Texas.

The family will organize a celebration of Vicky’s life to be held in Knoxville later. Memorials may be made in Vicky’s memory to the William R. and Catherine Joann Krishock Scholarship Fund, managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremation.optionsinc. com.