Of Forest Hills, age 82, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Beloved husband of Flora (Martelli) Dihtzeruk for 57 years; loving father of John M. Dihtzeruk of Robinson Twp., Daniel (Gelsina) Dihtzeruk of Forest Hills, and Diane (Tony) Barna of Mt. Lebanon; dear grandfather of Julia Dihtzeruk, Isabel Barna, and the late John Louis Dihtzeruk; brother of Helen (the late Frank) Payer of North Huntingdon; also survived by nieces and nephews and members of the Martelli Family. John served as a paratrooper with the Army's 187th Airborne Division during the Korean War. He was a Waynesburg University graduate with a degree in Engineering and was employed as an electrical engineer by Bell Telephone for over 40 years. In his spare time and during retirement, John enjoyed golf, bowling, and hunting. Friends welcome Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish on Saturday at 10 a.m. John will be laid to rest with Military Honors in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Allegheny Valley School, 1996 Ewings Mill Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108 or
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2014