1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Dolores Ann Vida - Private Graveside

Dolores Ann Vida of Dupont passed peacefully Saturday, April 25th at home. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Swiatek) Cigan. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph "Buddy" Vida, owner of Vida's Service Station, and daughter Maria Vida.

Mrs. Vida was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Wyoming Seminary School of Business, Wilkes-Barre Barber Institute, and Bradford School of Beauty. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Wilkes University and Master's Degree from Marywood University. She was the owner of D. Vida's Hair Salons, D. Vida's Floral & Gift, Mrs. Vida's Mini-Mart, and was Adjunct Art History Professor at Luzerne County Community College. She was an accomplished mezzo-soprano vocalist, artist and studied many mediums especially iconography. She was a past member of Wyoming Valley Oratorio, Wilkes College Madrigals, Ecumen Chorale, Mozart Club, and Wyoming Valley Art League.

She is survived by daughter Vivian and Stanley Barket, Dupont, daughter Ann and Jerome Fryzel, Dupont, grandsons Joseph and Jen Barket, Cortland, NY, Dr. Steven and Ashlie Barket, Tallmadge, OH, Jeremy Barket, Pittsburgh, Edward and Grace Renfer, Las Vegas, Jason and Jodi Renfer, David Renfer, Dupont, Damien Fryzel, Dupont, great-grandchildren Karissa Renfer, Christian Renfer, Isaac Renfer, Alex Renfer, Harper Barket, Athena Renfer and Elias Joey Barket, brothers Joseph and Irene Cigan, Dupont, and Reverend John Cigan, Jessup, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dolores was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Mrs. Vida loved spending time with her family, being involved with the arts, and entertaining guests in a welcoming home. She will be dearly missed.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

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Location: DUPONT, PA    Date: 2021-01-26

My sincerest condolences. Your mom was such a wonderful good hearted person. She was very helpful to me when my mom had passed away. I know my mom and her were dancing in heaven! They are both at peace now.

From: Denise Evans

Location: Hunlock Creek, PA    Date: 2020-04-28

I am very sorry for the loss of your mom, grandmom, great-grandmom, and sister. I worked with Dolores in the art department at LCCC. She was a very talented woman and very knowledgeable in art. She definitely influenced many students she taught and took classes with!

From: John Roszko

Location: , PA    Date: 2020-04-28

Enjoyed visiting with Aunt Delores and getting caught up with family news. May she rest in peace. Cousin John

From: Barbar ( Szumski ) Soya

Location: Dickson City, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

Dear Vivian, Ann and Family, So sorry on the loss of your mom, grandmom and great grandmom. She was a lovely lady.


Location: Fairfield, NJ    Date: 2020-04-27


From: Kathryn Bekanich

Location: Lake Winola, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

Dear Vivian,Ann & Family, Please accept my condolences. I have some wonderful memories of Aunt Dolores especially those from my childhood. Her generosity to me and my family was immeasurable. She was a role model in helping me become a better Grandmother, Aunt and Great Aunt. Her legacy will live on. Love, Niece Kathy

From: Narda Sperrazza

Location: West Pittston, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

Dolores was a lovely person. She attended Wilkes when I was a student in the Music Departmemt and she was loved by everyone. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

From: Duane and Donna Derenick

Location: SPRNG BRK TWP, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

We are so sorry for your loss ,, God Bless,,,,,

From: Fred

Location: Pierantoni III, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

Our deepest sympathy!

From: roseanna kozich

Location: PLAINS, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

so sorry to read about your mother, i am very sorry, i knew she was sick for a while. give my condolence to the family also.

From: Cheryl

Location: Suscon, PA    Date: 2020-04-27

Condolences to Ann and Vivian and all the family. We will miss her, she was a great lady.

From: Jerrilynn Carminati

Location: Wyoming , PA    Date: 2020-04-26

Dear Ann and Jerome Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. We miss you both so much. May God's peace, rest and love surround you and comfort you. Love in Christ Jesus Jerrilynn and John Carminati

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