BC: Not goodbye... just so long for now until we meet again...
FC: John Valentine Dziok February 7, 1938- April 10, 2011
1: John V. Dziok, 73, of Floyd, NY, was received into the arms of the Lord April 10, 2011, peacefully, at home. Born February 7, 1938 in Rome, NY he was a son of John Fred and Emily Maciol Dziok. John was a ten year US Navy veteran, having served with the Joint Special Forces in Vietnam. He retired from the Department of the Army Continuity of Government Program in 1988. On December 31, 1966 he married Patricia Johnson Dziok, and from this union they have five children. November 28, 1998 he married Sheila Major Dziok. John was a member of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica. He was a professional golf club maker and a member of the Professional Golf Club Association. John was an avid golfer. He was a member of the American Legion, Smith Post in Rome. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Sheila; his children, Mary Dziok McWhirt, Catherine Elizabeth Dziok, John Frederick Dziok, Jennifer Dziok Simmons, Paul Edward Dziok, Renee Petronella, Bobbi Radell, and Gary Radell, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; his siblings, Marilyn Adams, Gloria Enea, Carol Centra, Joan Dziok, Dorothy Dziok, Joseph Dziok, and Robert Dziok; many nieces and nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents. The family extends their sincere thanks to everyone at Hospice Care for the kindness shown to John and his family at their time of need. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church, 422 Tilden Ave., Utica. Interment in Townsend Cemetery, Stittville, will be at a later date. Calling hours are Friday, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
2: i remember my poppy has a young soul in a old mans body so full of life and jokes we would play a game we both had to Boo each other and whoever had the most at the end of the day won and he would play my grama and i songs and he would dance i really miss him but at least i know he's ok! Maria Apr 12, 2011 Utica, NY | For all of the times you were there for me Dad, I'm blessed to have been with you until the very end. Thank you for all of the lessons you taught me; all of those things I swore I'd never do with my child that instead I raised her with because I learned you were right after all. I'll forever be Pumpkin to you. I love you more than you ever know. God bless you and I know you're at peace <3 Catherine Dziok Apr 12, 2011 Richmond, VA | John was always great to me and treated me like part of the family. He had a great sense of humor and had great stories. I really enjoyed playing cards and spending time with him. I'll miss you John, but I know you are still with us in spirit. ~Scott Hoffman Scott Hoffman Apr 12, 2011 Richmond, VA
3: John was a great father to my husband John. John is a great man, friend, and father because of what John Sr. taught him. I will always be grateful and thankful. The long talks those two had over the years were so good for my John. John Sr. fulfilled his job as a loving father to all his children; just the way God has asked. I will miss his voice. I know he is at peace & my heart is filled with joy for him. I love you, John. Marge Margaret Dziok Apr 12, 2011 Charlottesville, VA | My big brother, my hero, passed into a blissful, eternal sleep early Sunday morning. Go into that beautiful light my dear brother and never look back. Mom and Dad eagerly await your arrival! Someday.. someday, we will all be together again. I must finish the great work you started, while you were with us. My heart is broken, but I can't have my rainbow without this cloud and a storm. This too shall pass and I will remember always, all you have done for me and for all those you have loved and loved you. You're still my Big Bro in a spirit so strong, I feel your presence next to me right now. I fear nothing and will live my life with a love, passion and conviction to match all of the priceless examples you have given me over the years. You've lived, loved and left a legacy of a life worthy by any mans standards. Thank you my dear brother, TThank you! I miss you dearly! I love you always! Your little brother.Always! Joe Joe Dziok Apr 12, 2011 New Hartford, NY
4: Our hearts and prayers are extended to John's beloved family and children. He had a warm smile and a love for golf, which we will always remember. Lori & Tim Sager Apr 12, 2011 cicero, NY | I will miss you forever "big brother". Chuck and I always enjoyed our long talks. I know Mom and Dad were waiting for you at the Light. While we always lived far apart our hearts remained close. I know you are at Peace and we'll all be together again. Love, sister Marilyn Marilyn Adams Apr 12, 2011 Lake City, FL | To the Dziok Family. My deep condolences on the loss of a great man and my longtime friend. We worked together in the 1970's at the Hancock ASC in North Syracuse and did a couple of TDY trips to Ft.Detrick MD. together. He will be greatly missed by all. Sadly, I do not have the Hancock ASC email group listing available here in Myrtle Beach. I will forward the obituary to his former co-workers when I return to Liverpool on the 17th. JOHN LOPICCOLO Apr 12, 2011 MYRTLE BEACH, SC
5: John has been a dear friend for many, many years. Fond memories of the time John, Dan Harris and I spent on the golf course. He will surely be missed. Our prayers are with you family. Charlie Charlie and Fran Labrozzi Apr 13, 2011 Summerfield, FL | John is a good friend who will be missed by all. My deepest sympthy to his family. Hank Leo Apr 13, 2011 Oneida, NY | John was a great guy and a very good friend both on the job and off. John and I worked together at Hancock Asc for many years. John, Pat my wife Bonnie and I shared many evening together. John was always fun to be with. I will miss all those E-mails he would send me. A great friend always. Robert Giocondo Robert Giocondo Apr 13, 2011 Liverpool, NY
6: Our condolences go out to the Dziok family in this time of sorrow. I worked with John at NETSC for many years and recall some of our conversations with fond memories. He was a good man and I'm sure he will be missed by many of his friends and all of his family. Greg Sega Apr 13, 2011 Oneida, NY | Sheila - I am very sorry to hear about your husband's death. Please be strong as you will be in my prayers and thoughts at this time. I have thought of you often and will continue to do so, as we are long time friends from childhood days. God Bless You. Kathie Cheney Pomichter Apr 13, 2011 Cold Brook, NY | John was a wonderful stepfather to me and my sister. Whenever I needed someone to talk to he was always giving me great advice. I will miss his stories he used to tell me. Also I will always be extremely grateful to poppy for being there for my mom. He made her happy and he always made her smile and laugh. They were the best of friends. He was a great poppy to Maria and Manny and he loved them both so much. Maria was his little buddy and she always made him laugh. I will see you again someday poppy. I love you and miss you. RENEE Apr 13, 2011 utica, NY
7: love ya man. God bless all!!!!!!!!!! Daniel Burton Apr 14, 2011 Spotsylvania, VA | I am sorry to learn of John's passing. It is difficult to lose one's father, but it is also difficult to lose someone that was part of your childhood. I have many memories of John and the rest of the gang from New York Mills doing all the things that teenagers did in the 50's. It is nice that we were able to keep in contact over the years, over half a century of memories. To his family, please know that he will be greatly missed by many people who knew him. Griff Davies Apr 17, 2011 Ridgecrest, CA | I'm very sorry to hear of John's passing. I worked with John and golfed with him back when we worked at the Hancock ASC. Hopefully we'll all meet again in that big AUTODIN switch in the sky and get in some more golf! Terry Damon Apr 18, 2011 Newburg, MD
8: John was a good friend to all at Hancock ASC and will be missed. My prayers and condolences to the family. Lionel R. Logan Apr 18, 2011 Syracuse, NY | I miss you so much, Dad, but I know you feel peace and joy in the arms of our Lord. I learned a lot from our talks over the years, and I will continue to pass those lessons and values on to my own children. I love you, Dad. Jennifer Dziok Simmons Apr 22, 2011 | My brother John bought me my first fishing reel over 50 years ago while he was in the Navy. I still have it and use it. He will be missed greatly by us all and always in our prayers. Robert Dziok May 23, 2011 Rochester, NY
9: Poppy was a wonderful grandfather to me. I remember his visits and him going to buy lottery tickets for me and Maria. I remember listening to his stories and spending time with him around the pool. Being around him was a lot of fun and never dull. I wish he could have been here for my graduation but I take comfort in knowing he's watching over all of us. I love you Poppy! Chelsea Lauren Agnes Hill Jun 4, 2011 Richmond, VA | I will miss you Papa and love you like a bio Father. All of your advice and help over the years are with me forever. I will miss our weekly talks and the music you played for me over the phone.Manny and Maria adored you, Boo Poppie, one last time for you from Maria. On April Fools Day you sure got the last Boo on Maria. That made your Day and you laughed all Day.I miss your voice and our conversations, I will miss you forever Papa. Your with God now and i know you are watching over all of us .I feel your presence when i need you. our last talk on the phone will be in my heart forever. I love you Papa, Love Bobbi Bobbi Radell Jun 10, 2011 Floyd, NY
10: First Communion May 11, 1947
11: At Sylvan Beach with Aunt Maggie | John with Aunt Caroline
12: Friends from New York Mills High School around 1954 | New York Mills Water Tank Gang
13: A ten year Navy veteran | Viet Nam Dong Tam | Viet Nam Dong Tam | Viet Nam Dong Tam Mekong Delta
14: Honor, Loyalty, Service...
15: SERE Training | John and Phil after 3rd Reenlistment heading out to California | In Viet Nam...
16: Making pierogi | I can imagine the grin when he made this shot! | Resting his eyes with Bobci
17: Taking a nap with Lucky. He really loved that dog...
18: Dad and Charlie Dad's birthday with Charlie and Dan Dad on the road...
19: Having a smoke... Greetings from Florida
20: ...With Joe Frazier Golfing in Hilton Head ...With Arnold Palmer
21: Time with family
22: A family gathering for Mike's wedding | Dancing with Grandma | Joe, John, and Bobby | Dad, Grandma, Paul, Dorothy
23: Jeanette's 50th Anniversary | Bobby, Joe, and John
24: With Sheila and Grandma | Giving out treats to Maria | A pensive moment at Jennifer's | With Mykaila, Hannah, & Jacob
25: Poppy and Chelsea | Poppy and Manny | Feeding birds with Lauren | John and Sheila
26: Phil, John, Joe, and Luciano Phil, cousin Jennifer, and John Catherine, John, Chelsea, Grandma, Joan, and Joe
27: Celebrating at Gloria and Phil's house Dancing with Grandma Gloria and John at Sons of Italy
28: Telling Scott where to go... Sharing stories from the past at Grandma's
29: Chelsea and Poppy with Grandma Chelsea and Poppy after a long day...
30: Dad and Paul Jennifer, Luke, and Poppy | Marina and Poppy
31: Renee and Mike's wedding | Teaching Maria to play golf | Saying goodbye 2009
32: John, AJ, and Poppy | At Mary's house | Poppy looking at family photos
33: Dad and Scott | Dad and Jeff
34: Boo! ...a favorite game
35: 50th Birthday | John, Paul, Dad and Dick Sept 2003 | California in 1967
36: A Renaissance King and Queen... Best friends
39: December 1, 2010
41: "To my beloved family and friends, death is nothing at all. I've only slipped away into another room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, we still are. Call me by my own familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no false air of solemnity or sorrow, laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be forever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without a ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever was. It is the same as ever. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."