Dorothy J. Vidakovich, 92, of Norvelt, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at her home with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was a 1950 graduate of Hurst High School and a longtime member of St. Florian Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a woman of great faith, strength, and compassion. Most of all, Dorothy cherished her family. She was gifted with the natural ability to make everyone feel loved. The annual Sofranko Family Reunion, which was started 39 years ago by Dorothy and her five siblings, was a very special time for her to catch up with extended family. Over the years she created photo albums for every grandchild and great-grandchild, capturing precious memories that they all treasure. Until last year, she and her only living sibling, Valeria, carried on a family tradition lasting more than 50 years of gathering weekly for fun and games, and a glass of wine! Surviving are her children, Annette Solomon and her husband, Kevin, Doreen Tracy and her husband, Dan, and Mark Vidakovich and his wife, Amy; grandchildren, Jacob Solomon, Mallory Palmer and her husband, David, and their children, Brooklyn, Blaykley, and Bryelle; Caitlin and her children, Colton and Tucker, Ryan Tracy and Lauren Tracy; Justin Vidakovich and his wife, Stella, Stephen Vidakovich, Rachel Vidakovich, and Antonio, Tyler Dreistadt and his wife, Alexis, and their children, Demi, Dane and Daxton, Hanna Mears and husband, Austin, and their children, Lakyn and Brynlee; a sister, Valeria Wolk; and brother-in-law, John Vidakovich; and her cat, Miss Kitty. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas M. Vidakovich; sisters, Margaret Pavick, Helen Kapura, and Elizabeth Tirdil; and a brother, John Sofranko. The family would like to thank the staff of Bridges Hospice caregivers, Monaca, Sarah, and many others for their kind and considerate care of Dorothy. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at SLATER-REGA FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 730 W. MAIN ST., MT PLEASANT, where parting prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Florian Roman Catholic Church, United. Interment will follow in the St Florian Cemetery. The St. Florian Altar society will recite prayers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home, followed by Vigil prayers at 7:45 p.m. Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the St. Florian Church Altar Society. Please visit Dorothy's online memorial at To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.