COLONIE- Rudy E. Vido, 65, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn with his loving family by his side.
Rudy was born on March 21, 1952 to the late Rudy and Lois Vido in Albany, NY. Rudy was a graduate of Albany High School, and went on to have an illustrious sports career at SUNY Albany in Football, Wrestling, and Track and Field. His shot put record is still unbroken, and his 1974 season is the only year that SUNY Albany’s Football team went undefeated. His accomplishments are countless, but to name a few are SUNY Albany Hall of Fame, the Greater Capital District Football Hall of Fame, and he was the first UAlbany player to be signed as a free agent for the New England Patriots. Most important to him was coaching his son and daughter in Colonie Pop Warner football and cheerleading. Rudy worked as a Neurobehavioral Director for Millview TBI Program. Rudy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend. His passion in life was his family and helping others. He will be greatly missed.
Rudy is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Lee Vido, his children, Shannon Stanton, Brittany Vido, and Tyler Vido, and his sister, Toni Cerulli.
Rudy’s also leaves behind his football family of over 40 years, and all of his friends, co-workers, and clients at Millview TBI Program.
Calling hours will be held at New Comer Funerals & Cremations, 343 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00am. Burial will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rudy’s name to gofundme.com/for-the-love-of-rudy-vido/donate