ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Paul Vidmar 80 years old , born on February 10, 1929 and passed away on January 8, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2020
Hello Dad in heaven - we all cannot believe it’s 10 years today since your passing.
Words can’t express how much we miss you here in our lives.
I’m sure you witness every day how your family has grown and expanded in love.
You gave us such a shining example of a life so well-lived. Time and again over the years, I’ve stopped and asked, ‘What would Dad do?’ ‘What would Dad say?’
We know your spirit is with us - but we miss your physical presence and so wish we had more time with you. Thank you for all you did for us.
May you be at peace, Dad - until we meet again.
I love you,
Shar
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2019
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on February 10, 2017
Hi Dad - thinking of you and missing you today on your birthday. You would be happy to see how your family has grown - now 4 great grandchildren, and your 5 grandchildren continue to evolve into incredible people! I know you are with us every day; I hope you are proud of us as we journey on! Love you always, Dad!!
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on February 10, 2014
Dad - you'd be 85 today! So hard to believe. We miss you and so wish you were here to give you all the love in our hearts and be that strong shoulder that we always counted on. May you be at peace and resting in the arms of the angels. Love you always, Sharon
Posted by Paul Michael Vidmar on February 10, 2014
Dad, Happy 85th Birthday, where have the years gone? We all miss you more today than the day we lost you! You will be forever remembered and Loved...   Love always Paul Michael and Tyler.
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2014
Dad- so difficult to believe that it's been 4 years since you've been gone. We miss you every day and know you are our very special angel-- always looking out for us. Love you always.
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on February 10, 2012
Happy Birthday, Dad. You are forever in our hearts. Love you always, Shar
Posted by Paul Michael Vidmar on February 10, 2012
Happy Birthday DAD, Sure Hope You Are Celebrating Up In Heaven! Dancing and Dancing! You Are Surely Missed And Never Will Be Forgotten,  Love You Dad!
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2012
Dad - we miss you every day!! Thank you for being there to help and guide us through all of life's challenges....Your example will always be there to guide us! We love you so very much!!
Posted by Valerie Vidmar Bobnar on January 8, 2012
He and his brother (my dad) are probably talking sports and playing ball with all of their buddies in a beautiful field where the grass is always green and the days never end......until we all meet again!!
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on December 19, 2010
With this holiday season and the advent of a new year, our family will be approaching the anniversary of Dad's death. In so many ways, the year has gone very fast. But the hours of missing him and not having him in our lives - have felt like forever. We hope the creation of this site will help us to keep him alive always in our hearts. Thanks for visiting - We invite you to post your memories.

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Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2020
Hello Dad in heaven - we all cannot believe it’s 10 years today since your passing.
Words can’t express how much we miss you here in our lives.
I’m sure you witness every day how your family has grown and expanded in love.
You gave us such a shining example of a life so well-lived. Time and again over the years, I’ve stopped and asked, ‘What would Dad do?’ ‘What would Dad say?’
We know your spirit is with us - but we miss your physical presence and so wish we had more time with you. Thank you for all you did for us.
May you be at peace, Dad - until we meet again.
I love you,
Shar
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on January 8, 2019
Posted by Sharon McCarthy on February 10, 2017
Hi Dad - thinking of you and missing you today on your birthday. You would be happy to see how your family has grown - now 4 great grandchildren, and your 5 grandchildren continue to evolve into incredible people! I know you are with us every day; I hope you are proud of us as we journey on! Love you always, Dad!!
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Dad's Eulogy

Shared by Sharon McCarthy on December 19, 2010

Eulogy for Dad

Delivered at the conclusion of his funeral Mass on 1/12/10

On behalf of my entire family, thank you so very much for being with us today to honor and remember our Dad, Paul Vidmar, a truly wonderful man.  We invite you to please join us for a luncheon immediately after Mass in the church hall.

 

You all know that Dad was a very simple man…he didn’t like a lot of fuss and fancy. 

Our Dad, grandfather, companion, brother, uncle and friend was a shining example of unselfish love of family – always giving and never asking anything in return. 

With the loving wisdom and strength of Grandpap and Grandma Vidmar as his guiding stars, he taught us so many life lessons that we give thanks for today. 

 While the last week has been very painful, Paul, Margie, Stella, the rest of the family and I have also been sharing the cherished memories of Dad. And, through the tears, there has also been much laughter.  

No one can forget Dad’s jolly nature and ever-ready smile.  He had such a boisterous way of greeting you…he was not the most patient man and didn’t like to sit still for very long.  Within 20 minutes of arriving for a visit….he was ready to return to the comfort and retreat of his home.

As his lucky children, we have each tried to live our lives according to the lessons our Dad taught us.  Whether it was passing on all his knowledge of baseball and teamwork to Paul, teaching Margie to ride a two-wheeler and offering her a strong, steady shoulder whenever she needed it, or drilling me on my math tables ( a problem there with the pupil not the teacher!!) OR engaging us in some heated political debate -- Dad was our inspired LIFE COACH.  

We remembered growing up in our home on Saxonburg Boulevard and the enormous, ancient oak tree that bordered our property.  Under its shade we sought relief from summer heat, played in its fall leaves and laid on our backs for hours in awe of its gnarled, expansive branches.  Like that giant oak, Dad has been our refuge -- rejoicing in our triumphs and providing strength in our need.  

Courageous, fiercely loyal to family and always the optimist, Dad has been a shining example as he has so generously offered his heart of gold.

He was also so very proud of his grandchildren.  They have been a tremendous source of joy and happiness. Like……. 

Teaching Ryan how to snag a fish during one of our fun-filled family reunions at Deer Lakes, or……. Relishing the chance to offer Colleen Lucky Charms cereal, when she could only get Cheerios at home and later offering them both the example of caring deeply about the world and the importance of standing up to proclaim their beliefs. And……. Attempting at 70, to ride a scooter with Kierah, teaching her Gin Rummy, attending all her concerts, or taking her for chili dogs, and…..  Spending time to read to Erika, bringing her puzzles and challenging her with more and more difficult ones.  Later, he offered and support --  as he listened to her creative writings and songs. And…. Admiring Tyler’s athletic skills as he attended one of his baseball games or one of his plays and attending Grandparents Day with him…

PapPap took pride in and loved you all for your individuality and independent spirits.  

For the last 10 years – Dad was blessed to have the companionship and very special relationship with Stella.  What a love story!  Childhood friends, who reunited and enjoyed many good times. 

Dancing, traveling, casino bus trips, movies, Stella got Dad out of his chair, into a part-time job and living again!! She cared for him during his health challenges and loved him beyond words. Stella, we are so grateful to you = please know you’ll always be part of our family.  

Dad, today we weep your loss, but you will forever live on in our hearts – where no pain will reach you.

Every day, you WILL Continue to inspire us---


To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Be at peace now with Grandma, Grandpap, Aunt Julie, Mom and all those in heaven who loved you. What a reunion! Complete with trumpets and polka music! 

In YOU we have one very tough, very special angel.

 

Dad, Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no more separation,
Where all tears will be wiped away,
Where we will never lose you again.

Thank you for the time on your strong shoulders – for raising us up -- to be ALL WE CAN BE…

We are ever grateful and will always love you.