• Born: December 10, 1933
  • Died: December 10, 2017
  • Location: Olmsted Twp, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

VINCENT J. SIDOTI, age 84. Beloved husband of Mary Louise (nee Potter). Loving father of Michael (Diane) and Christine Block (Andy). Cherished grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 1. Dearest son of the late Vincenzo and Maria (nee Faraci). U.S. Navy Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday December 12, 2017 St. Clarence Church, 30106 Lorain Road (North Olmsted) at 11:45AM. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dr. Sidoti was not only a band director for me but a mentor. He saw things in his students that even they did not see. He pushed me & believed in me even when I didn't. I am so sorry to the entire sidoti family for their loss. May he rest in peace. He was loved by many

Posted by Stacey Robertson (Blackie) - Madison, OH - student   December 14, 2017

I was one of Dr. Sidoti's students from SAA. I really enjoyed being in the band with him. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lisa Fournier (Haders) - Cleveland, OH   December 14, 2017

Dr. Vincent Sidoti was our friend for over 60 years. He was that special person who radiated intelligence and happiness. He will be greatly missed by all. He is now a member of God's great orchestra. With deepest sympathy,
Dr. Edward Hayes and Eleanor Landgrabe

Posted by Edward Hayes - Mount Vernon, VA   December 13, 2017

I will always remember Vince as a fine musician and an honorable man. He will be missed. Marcus Neiman

Posted by A friend   December 13, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Desiree Gregg Miller - Brooklyn, OH - Friend   December 12, 2017

To Mary Lou and the Sidoti family, we send our prayers and mourn with you. Vince was always the consummate gentleman educator; gentle, caring, and patient. He was much loved by his students here at Tri-C, and especially members of the Tri-C Concert Band, with whom he made music for over 25 years. We will miss him greatly, and dedicate tomorrow night's Holiday Concert in his memory, with Concert Band featured and conducted by his old friend Dr. Randolph Laycock.

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2017

May Vince rest in the Lord's peace, and you, family and friends, be consoled knowing he is at peace.

I hope Vince is enjoying the music, playing sometimes, listening at times and conducting ensembles when he has the opportunity.

My prayers are with you.

God bless,
Br. James Spooner, CSC

Posted by Br, James Spooner, CSC - Akron, OH   December 11, 2017

To the family of Vincent J. Sidoti. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Psalm chapter 90 verse 12.

Posted by Nancy Young - East Cleveland, OH   December 11, 2017

My sympathies to the Sidoti family on your loss. His joy and his talents have touched so many and will live on through them. I will keep you all in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Posted by Diane Fort-Alloway - Lorain, OH - Family Friend   December 11, 2017

I was saddened to read that Mr. Sidoti had passed away. I remember him from St. Mary's School in Lorain where he was such a patient and wonderful music teacher...I was one of his students (flute) and he always exemplified such kindness to everyone. Years later, I was pleasantly surprised to be teaching with him at St. Bernadette School in Westlake. Please know I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful teacher and will never be forgotten for the lives he touched. Sincerely, Christine Koba

Posted by Christine (Mariotto) Koba - Rocky River, OH   December 11, 2017