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After a 4 year courageous battle with lung cancer, Vivian J. Ridings Teodorski, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was born in Stamford, Conn. on March 15, 1927, daughter of the late Edward and Helen Ridings.
Vivian loved bingo, her trips to Atlantic City, the casinos, and life in general.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Teodorski; a son, Steven E. Teodorski; and infant daughter, Lois Teodorski; a sister, Dorothy Twargoski; and a brother, Walter Ridings. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Pitzer (Louie), who was her friend and caregiver; son, Gary Teodorski (Mary); daughter, Charleen Ferra Dixson (Richard) of Colo.; a daughter, Lynelle Marucci (John); a special granddaughter, Lisa Teodorski (Eddy) of Fla., whom she raised and loved dearly; a sister, Lucille Poniatowski; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several step-children; many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend of over 50 years, Donna Miller.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service there at 8:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Melissa Adzima. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be designated to the family. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 26, 2014