Advertisement
 
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

William H. Vidulich

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - Updated: 5:29 PM

February 4, 2013

William H.Vidulich, 89, of Veterans Drive, Fort Johnson, NY; passed away Monday afternoon February 4, 2013 at Capstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Home (Mount Loretto) in Amsterdam, NY.

Born in Amsterdam on February, 27, 1923, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Ida Brinkman Vidulich.

Bill was a 1942 graduate of St. Mary's Institute in Amsterdam and later attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Bill was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving with the 452nd Bomber Group. On December 4, 1944, his plane was shot down over Germany and he was held prisoner for five months until they were liberated in1945. Staff Sergeant Vidulich was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award, NY Conspicuous Service Silver Cross, WW II Victory Medal, P.O.W. Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign, Good Conduct and the Air Medal.

Bill was employed in the Gas Department as a foreman with National Grid (Niagara Mohawk Power Co.) for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce Kraft Vidulich to whom he married on November 30, 1962, a daughter, Tammy L. (Vidulich) Tomlinson of Perth, NY; a son, William T. Vidulich of Ballston Spa, NY; two step daughters, Lori (Visconti) Craig of Fort Johnson, NY; and Kim Visconti of Dalton, MA; five grandchildren, Jason Craig of Amsterdam, Eric and Jamilee Craig of Mayfield, NY; Corey and Tyla Tomlinson of Stafford, VA; four great grandchildren, Dallas Hines, Jose DeLeon, Timothy and Eliza Craig all of Mayfield, NY; sister-in-law Mary Ann Vidulich of Gloversville, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was also predeceased by his brother, Nicholas Vidulich.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:00 noon at the Riley Mortuary, Inc. 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY.

Interment with full military honors will be at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 prior to the funeral services.

Memorial gifts in William's name may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Pine and Division Street, Amsterdam, NY. 12010 or to Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Department 4 Fort Johnson Avenue, Fort Johnson, NY 12070.

To send online condolences to the family, visit www.rileymortuaryinc.com.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    'Beasts' star Redmayne discusses his role, career
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Police Reports
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Alexandria "Alex" Carter
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Joseph M. Lemanski
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Robert N. Constantine
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    David Edward Hughes
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    End of an era: Final Light Up the Sky event begins Thursday
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Fedullo, Pritchard lead AHS past Nisky, 53-34
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Donald Gary Desorbo (Don)
    Friday, December 02, 2016

    Percy E. Tallmadge
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook