Leaving the world far too soon, Ron Michael Vidacovich died peacefully in his sleep at home on November 8, 2019, in Houston, Texas. A Lafayette, Louisiana native, Ron, known affectionately as Dac by his family and friends, was born on January 15, 1975. He graduated from Saint Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette in 1993 and received a BS degree from University of Louisiana in Lafayette in electrical engineering, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Following graduation, Ron spent his professional career working as an electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry in Lafayette and in Houston, where he had been a resident for the past 17 years.
Ron’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors and the exuberant pleasure he took in sharing that love with his wife Anne and their young daughter Nicole. He relished opportunities to teach Nicole to play soccer, to spend time with her fishing and helping her learn to waterski at their family cabin in Mississippi. He shared his Louisiana roots by cooking copious amounts of Cajun food and returned to Lafayette every year to celebrate “Boudin for Peace” with his Louisiana school friends. At this year’s event, he was selected as “Mr. Boudin for 2019”. Ron had a great gift for humor, and his original view of the world regaled both family and friends throughout his life. His humorous observations and love of laughter will live on through Nicole who shares that special gift.
Ron was preceded in death by his dear cousins Ryan Clark and Brett Kreller, and his grandparents, William and Rosemary Vidacovich. Left behind to mourn his passing are his devoted wife Anne Caudill Vidacovich and daughter Nicole Elizabeth Vidacovich, parents Alyson and Bill Vidacovich, brothers Billy Vidacovich and wife Kelly, and Jeffery Vidacovich and wife Megan, sister Anjele Vidacovich, grandparents William and Ann Clark, eight nieces and nephews, Anne’s parents Claire and John Caudill, as well as many other relatives and friends.
A funeral mass will be celebrated for Ron at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at ten in the morning followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit the family at a reception preceding mass at nine in the morning. Memorial gifts may be directed to Grace School, 10219 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX 77042 or to a charity of your choice.