Dino C. Vidos, loving husband and father, passed peacefully while surrounded by his family at home Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Born in Washington, D.C., Dino was the child of successful Greek immigrants. Growing up in the District, he became very interested in history, becoming a lifelong subject matter expert in the Civil War. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Va., and remained a proud veteran throughout his life.
Dino worked as a family restaurateur and developed a deep affinity for fine wines. After receiving a certification from Le Comite Nationale Des Vins de France, he became a successful entrepreneur, and in 1971 opened a retail wine and gourmet store in Bethesda, Md., until his retirement in 1997. He and his second wife, Myrna, retired to Lewes in 1998 and quickly became integral in the community, volunteering their time for various causes, to include the New Life Thrift Store in Lewes.
His passion for the community became manifest when he and his wife became instrumental in the building and growth of Saint Andrew the Apostle Orthodox Church, the first Orthodox Church in Sussex County. His dedication and commitment to St. Andrew's was constant.
He is survived by his second wife Myrna; his children Kathryn Adams, Victoria, Constance and Michael Vidos; two grandchildren, Brian and Christopher Adams; and a sister Maryanna Doukas. His first wife, Diane, succumbed to cancer in 1978.
May his memory be eternal.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Saint Andrew the Apostle Orthodox Church, 33384 MacKenzie Way, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Md.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803, or Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Please visit Mr. Vidos's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.