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John E. Vidumsky

January 7, 1931 — February 7, 2023

John E. Vidumsky, 92, of Bethlehem, PA died on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Bethlehem, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Straka) Vidumsky. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Dalton) Vidumsky.

As a young man, John enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard and was assigned to Battery A, 73rd Gun Battalion, 213th AAA Group. He attended service schools at Fort Lee, Va., and Fort Eustis, Va.

In 1950, the unit was federalized for service during the Korean conflict. He attended Fire Control School at Fort Gordon, Ga. After separation from active duty, he was assigned to Battery C 213th Gun Battalion as Section Leader and later as Fire Control Platoon Sergeant, where he earned the rank of Master Sergeant.

In March 1957, he was discharged from the Guards enlisted ranks and accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant. In 1962 the unit was reorganized, and he was assigned to Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion, 103rd Armor as the Company Commander and promoted to the rank of Captain. When the unit was again reorganized in 1968, he became the Company Commander of the newly formed 3623rd Maintenance Company of the 337th Maintenance Battalion.

His last assignment was on the 337th Maintenance Battalion Staff as the Service and Evacuation Officer, until his retirement from the Guard on March 30th, 1972. Later, he assisted the 213th Regiment as Secretary and Adjutant. He served two terms as Commander of the Bethlehem/Easton Chapter Honorary First Defenders.

As a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, he was both a lector and an altar server. He also served numerous terms as Treasurer of the Washington Avenue West Townhouses where he and his wife had resided since 1991.

John worked for several companies through the years, including as a Vice President of Manufacturing of Standard Plastics, Technical Service Engineer for both the Foster Grant Company and American Hoechst. For a time, he was Director of Sales and Service for Machinery Corporation of America.

John enjoyed golfing and traveled extensively with his wife Mary Ann. For the past year, he had been volunteering at Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehab, Fountain Hill.

He will be lovingly remembered by his son, John Vidumsky and wife Margaret; daughter Carol Memmott and husband Mark; daughter Cecelia Nader and husband George; brother Michael Vidumsky and wife Irene; grandchildren Alison Nader and husband Brian Boyle, Samantha Sellinger and husband David, Jake Vidumsky and wife Kelsey Leljedal, Kira Vidumsky and husband Nick Dinerstein, Erin Giostra and husband Angelo, and Matthew Memmott. Also: Great grandchildren, Rosalia and Grace Giostra, and Tara Sellinger,

Along with his wife Mary Ann in 2021, he was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Vidumsky; and sisters, Margaret Ritter, Helen Mickelson, Catherine Vidumsky, Elizabeth Marie SSF, and Elizabeth Hodulik.

A calling hour will be held from 11:30-12:30pm on Saturday February 11, 2023, at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish 617 Pierce St. Bethlehem, PA 18015 followed by a Memorial Mass at 12:30pm.

Burial will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17 Chicago, Ill 60601

Calling Hour
Saturday, February 11, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Incarnation of Our Lord Parish
617 Pierce St.
Bethlehem PA

Memorial Mass
Saturday, February 11, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Incarnation of Our Lord Parish
617 Pierce St.
Bethlehem PA

Saturday, February 11, 2023
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Holy Saviour Cemetery
2575 Linden St.
Bethlehem PA 18017

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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