Obituary of Ronald J Vidovich
Ronald “Ron” J. Vidovich, 56, of Williamstown, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday July 7, 2020.
Loving husband of 31 years to Elaine “Tabbie” Vidovich (Mikelionis). Devoted father of Alissa (Jonathan Lozoskie), Kristen and Lauren Vidovich. Dear brother of Linda (Brian Hamm); dear brother-in-law of Chrissy (Walt Wielgus); and Bill (Annmarie Mikelionis). Son of the late John and Veronica “Ronnie” (Bucia) Vidovich; survived by Elaine and the late William “Bill” Mikelionis. Proud uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, teammate and coach.
Long time member of the Defense Logistics Agency family and contractor employed by General Dynamics Information Technology. He was a knowledgeable, hard-working, dedicated employee respected by his co-workers and associates throughout the Department of Defense. He was a key player in the development and implementation of Medical’s Electronic Catalog (ECAT), a pioneer application which facilitated the online acquisition of products for Medical’s DoD customers.
He was an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys where he played hockey and carried the nickname “Razzles”. He continued his academic and athletic career at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He was a referee, instructor and mentor in the USA Hockey community for over 25 years. He was an avid cyclist and completed many charitable events in support of the American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, ALS Foundation and more. He touched the lives of many and was an inspiration for everyone who knew him.
Ron was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan. He treated every day like Christmas and his smile could light up an entire room. Many family and friends enjoyed his numerous music playlists that set the mood for every event (birthdays, tailgates, BBQs, beach days). His legacy will live on through his wife and children and all those who continue to share his words of positivity and strength. He never lost his faith in God to carry him Home.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm and again on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 9 am to 10 am at McGuinness Funeral Home, 573 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080. Funeral Mass will follow at Our Lady of Peace Parish at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 32 Carroll Avenue, Williamstown, NJ 08094. Cremation is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ron's name to the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/