Fay Wagner Vido
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Fay Wagner Vido, 78, formerly of Tamaqua, passed away on July 22.
Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Marguerite Ott Wagner and Sen. Paul L. Wagner.
At Pennsylvania State University, Fay joined Gamma Phi Beta and graduated with honors in 1956, receiving a BA in English. Fay began her career in education in Rochester, N.Y.
In 1962, Fay married Frank Vido and continued teaching English in Plymouth Meeting. Fay stayed home with her four children during their formative years, instilling a life long love of reading in all. She resumed her teaching career in Hamilton, OH, beginning with Catholic Central Community School and moving to Badin High School in 1976. Mrs. Vido was a pillar of the community who touched many lives through her enthusiasm for grammar and reading. During her tenure, Mrs. Vido served as English department chair, was an Ohio Writing Project Fellow and twice received the Golden Apple Achievement Award before retiring in 1999.
Deeply religious, Fay taught Sunday school in the United Presbyterian Church, was a Stephen Minister and served as a deacon.
An avid sun and beach lover, she enjoyed walking with her circle of friends as well as her husband.
Fay is survived by her devoted husband, Frank, of over 50 years; her daughter, Victoria (John) Ireland of Cincinnati, OH; sons, Durbin (Jennifer) of Bel Air, MD, Frank (Laurie) of Plainfield, IL, Paul (Yong-Mi) of Seoul, Korea; grandchildren, Fay, Kathryn, Henry, Frank, Francesca, Samuel and Emily; siblings, Bruce Wagner of Seaside, N.Y., Lois Etsman of Rochester, Durbin Wagner of Newport; and her dear cousin, Joan Camerini of Tamaqua; and their families.
Her brother, Paul Wagner, preceded her in death.
Service: Graveside service, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH, 45263-3597. Online condolences at www.zrgfuneralhomes.com. Arrangeents by the Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.
Published in Times News on July 23, 2013