My condolences to the family. I am sorry to learn of your loss. He will be missed.
I am a high school classmate of Carlos. He was a great baseball and soccer player and team leader. He was very popular but was always kind and considerate to everyone.
Carlos was actually one of my heroes in high school. He was the starting shortstop on the baseball team in 1964. The opportunity arose for him to be in the production of Senior Play. The baseball coach, in his first year of coaching, told him he couldn't do both although there was really no good reason why he couldn't . Carlos called his bluff and chose the Senior Play. I still admire him for that. The baseball team went on to have a terrible year. The coach proved himself to be totally incompetent and lost control of the team.
I always hoped I'd run into Carlos again, to share memories and to tell him how much I admired him. I'll always have fond memories of our times together. May he rest in peace.
Dear Vidal family, I know that our family has had a major loss and I say that cause he was a deep part of our family given his love, compassion and the mentoring he did for all of us. We loved Carlos and will miss him tremendously. Nance and he were a great couple and friends who we enjoyed immensely either working together or socializing. Have lost my best friend, confidant and mentor. His door was always open for any of us but especially for me, and I can’t imagine life without you. I know you will always be with us and all we need to do is count on you to offer us a hand as you have always done. We love you from here to the moon and back despite you not being here.
My prayers go out to your family. Be at peace in your new journey. I will miss you.
This wasn't supposed to happen. Carlos was a great colleague, mentor and friend who touched so many lives, and changed them for the better - including my own. We had so much more good work ahead of us. He never wanted people to gush over his greatness, and if I were sitting in his office saying these things now, he'd interrupt me before I uttered two words about it: there was a method to his madness. He drew from a seemingly bottomless well of compassion day in and day out, and this was reflected in his drive to care for Nancy, his love for his children, his decades of community projects, and in his mentorship of countless faculty, staff and students. Such vision. The stories and parables. These kids, he would say, and point at the posters in his office of the teens that did so well in the programs he directed. A quiet smile, a twinkle in his eye. He was so proud when people did well. Well, you did good my friend. You did good. Con muchos abrazos.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carlos Vidal was a very generous and loving man. We will miss him so much and his gentle smile. May you Rest In Peace.
We graduated from the same High School and I remember him as an excellent soccer player. We met again after I obtained my Master Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and I became a Field Instructor for SUNY SB. He will be missed and forever honored in my memory!
Dr. Carlos Vidal was one of the very best people I met while working at Stony Brook. Caring and committed, he made everyone with whom he interacted, including me, feel valued. He was kind and thoughtful and never hesitated to offer comfort, advice and friendship. In my time at Stony Brook, he offered me support and mentorship. I cannot imagine Stony Brook, or the world, without Dr. Carlos Vidal, my colleague and friend.
Carlos Vidal was my professor at Stony Brook in the school of Social Work, and one of the most caring, giving and gifted teachers I had the privilege to meet. He made an indelible and profound impact on my life and my philosophy. To be able to give the gifts that he gave to his students and to his community - took more than skill and knowledge. It took passion and commitment to something much greater. He did this readily, unselfishly - and he did it with his own brand of humor, faith and deep love for educating students. His lessons and his humanity will be forever stitched into my heart.
Thank you for being my teacher, Professor.
So sorry to hear this Carlos was always friendly to me and my sister and always had a smile on his face.
I barely had encounters with Carlos but they were memorable and happy. The Family were lucky to have him. Our condolences to Matt and all
There are no words to express the depth of this loss. Carlos was one of a kind....compassionate, warm, devoted to his family and his faith and firmly committed to leaving this world better than he found it. He has left a tremendous void in the lives of all he touched and all those who loved him, and love him still. His sense of humor helped carry us through some tough days at the Brook, and his smile is something I will never forget. Rest well my friend - you fought the fight and finished the race, and I've no doubt you were greeted by the following words "Well done, my good and faithful servant". Will love and miss you til we meet again on the other side.
He will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Carlos wasn't just a good man, he was the best. I have been honored and blessed to be all but a small part of his life. His impact in my life has been profound and will be life-long. Much love to you all.
A great loss of a contemporary who was a role model, mentor and advocate. It was an honor to know Carlos and work with him over many years on issues of mutual concern. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
Our hearts are broken. We take comfort
in knowing you are in heaven with Nancy watching over us.
Our hearts are broken. We will always remember the wonderful times we had together. We find comfort in knowing you are in heaven with Nancy watching over all of us.
Dear The Vidal Family, Carlos was a man of 3's! His Wife, His Son, His Daughters- The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit, The Rangers, The Yankees, The Giants - My Advisor, My Mentor, My Friend. He will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. With love and admiration, Donna Crapanzano (Stony Brook)
Will will miss you Carlos and appreciated the laughs we had over the years and the things we had in common on St Anthony's high school and college of the Holy Cross. You impressed many and left impressions on all.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.