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JOHN DIKUN III
JOHN DIKUN III

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. - John  Dikun III, 69, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, in Coral Springs of a  heart  attack.

John was  the son of John Dikun  Jr. and Marie Baptist Dikun, born on Sept. 17, 1947.

John was a 1965 graduate of McDonald High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Syracuse University to learn the Russian language and became an interpreter for the government.

He was laid to rest with military honors on Nov. 9, 2016, at South Florida National Cemetery, Lane 3.

His father, John Dikun Jr. passed away in September of 1982.

“Sleep in peace, my son. Mom, Kelly, and Mark (Dee) Kim.”


Guestbook Entries

To My Big Brother

“This has taken me some time to write to you, Dear Brother. With your passing I have no one to look up to. When I was eighteen, I moved to New Jersey to be with you. You helped guide me through some of life's complicated issues. I thank you for all you have done for me. With this, I say to you, I'll see you, when I see you. Much love Dear Brother.”

 » Mark Dikun on December 13, 2017


Missing You

“Today, November 6, 2016 at 11:37am, my Beautiful Brother, John Dikun III, made his journey to Heaven to be with our Father, John Dikun Jr., and many other Family, Friends and those very close to his heart. He was so very loved. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be with Johnny in the middle of October for an amazing week with him and his family. Joey and I along with Karleigh Anne Beck, Bryce and Joselyn, for the last two years have come to Florida to be with Johnny, Cheryl Dikun , Wendy Dikun-Moore, Mitchell Dikun, Nicole Dikun, and Cody Dikun. Along with our vacation, they all travel with us to Kissimmee for a car show Joey is entered in. Wendy, Johnny IV, Mitchell and Seth have always supported Joey in all he does and has been a father to him Cheryl a mother to him and his cousins brothers and sisters to him. When Cheryl called me last Tuesday and said that if I wanted to see Johnny now was the time to come. I was in the parking lot leaving work and all I could do was cry and just totally lost it. Some of my coworkers were leaving work also and knew something devastating had happened. I was taken back into the office and immediately my journey to Florida was being planned. Linda Jones and Kelly Lipka were on their computers looking up flights. My boss Charles Nannicola came downstairs from his office saw what was happening and told me to come with him upstairs back to his office. At that time he took control, Charles booked me a hotel room the night before my flight to be sure I was there safe and on time. He booked a one-way ticket and said when I was ready to come home to call him and he would make all the arrangements. That day when I got at the hospital we were only able to look in through the door and not to speak to him because of his critical state. I got a phone call from Frank Nannicola and he asked me how my brother was and if there was anything he could do for me. Within an hour Frank Nannicola and his wife Janet Nannicola were at the hospital expressing their concern, love and support for me and the family. That night Mr. Nannicola and his wife opened their home for us and within three hours Janet had hors d'oeuvres, Dinner and dessert prepared. The Nannicola family has been my second family for over 30 years. The next morning the doctors told us everything has been done for Johnny that could possibly be done physically. But spiritually the prayers were never stopped. It was just too much for Johnny to take. At that point we were allowed to touch and talk and cry and laugh with him. I asked the nurse if I could sit next to him and she said of course, Gilda , Johnny's nurse put down the side of the bed, pulled the chair next to the bed and said if you need anything else let me know. I asked Gilda if I could play some music for Johnny that we used to listen to as kids dancing in the living room and singing to one another. We would also go for rides in his car and he would play the drums on the steering wheel and the dashboard as I sat next to him singing and bouncing around in the front seat. The first song I put on was "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother". As I singing to him a tear rolled down his face. I know God gave him the ability to hear me. The following song was Mariah Carey's "Hero" as that is what he was to his family and anyone who came in contact with him. My brother is the most loving, gentle, beautiful Man that was put on this earth. As the evening went on, his daughter Wendy, asked me to play his favorite song, "Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me" as we cried and held each other tightly. From that point on I played all our 50/60 favorites and singing to him all night. At some point he was probably saying to himself, "I wish Kimmy, that you would quit singing and let's just listen to the songs" but since he couldn't talk to me I took advantage of the situation. I was able to hold, kiss, lay my head across to him, run my fingers through his beautiful hair and hold him the remainder of the night. I asked Johnny, as I was holding his arm and hand tightly to my chest, swaying gently back and forth, "Johnny, do you feel us dancing together, do you feel me holding you, as we danced our last dance". All focus was on Johnny. His family and I were at his side until he took his last breath. There were so many people that came to see him and showed their Love and support for him. There are family members, high school buddies, coworkers and friends that are making their arrangements to say their last Goodbyes. I wish you all a safe trip and looking forward to seeing you as is everyone else. Our lives have changed forever as a "Earth Angel" is making his way to Heaven. Until we are together again, I hold you deep in my heart. I Love You..... Friday November 18, 2016”

 » Kim Dikun Sikora on December 14, 2017


Missing You

“Today, November 6, 2016 at 11:37am, my Beautiful Brother, John Dikun III, made his journey to Heaven to be with our Father, John Dikun Jr., and many other Family, Friends and those very close to his heart. He was so very loved. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be with Johnny in the middle of October for an amazing week with him and his family. Joey and I along with Karleigh Anne Beck, Bryce and Joselyn, for the last two years have come to Florida to be with Johnny, Cheryl Dikun , Wendy Dikun-Moore, Mitchell Dikun, Nicole Dikun, and Cody Dikun. Along with our vacation, they all travel with us to Kissimmee for a car show Joey is entered in. Wendy, Johnny IV, Mitchell and Seth have always supported Joey in all he does and has been a father to him Cheryl a mother to him and his cousins brothers and sisters to him. When Cheryl called me last Tuesday and said that if I wanted to see Johnny now was the time to come. I was in the parking lot leaving work and all I could do was cry and just totally lost it. Some of my coworkers were leaving work also and knew something devastating had happened. I was taken back into the office and immediately my journey to Florida was being planned. Linda Jones and Kelly Lipka were on their computers looking up flights. My boss Charles Nannicola came downstairs from his office saw what was happening and told me to come with him upstairs back to his office. At that time he took control, Charles booked me a hotel room the night before my flight to be sure I was there safe and on time. He booked a one-way ticket and said when I was ready to come home to call him and he would make all the arrangements. That day when I got at the hospital we were only able to look in through the door and not to speak to him because of his critical state. I got a phone call from Frank Nannicola and he asked me how my brother was and if there was anything he could do for me. Within an hour Frank Nannicola and his wife Janet Nannicola were at the hospital expressing their concern, love and support for me and the family. That night Mr. Nannicola and his wife opened their home for us and within three hours Janet had hors d'oeuvres, Dinner and dessert prepared. The Nannicola family has been my second family for over 30 years. The next morning the doctors told us everything has been done for Johnny that could possibly be done physically. But spiritually the prayers were never stopped. It was just too much for Johnny to take. At that point we were allowed to touch and talk and cry and laugh with him. I asked the nurse if I could sit next to him and she said of course, Gilda , Johnny's nurse put down the side of the bed, pulled the chair next to the bed and said if you need anything else let me know. I asked Gilda if I could play some music for Johnny that we used to listen to as kids dancing in the living room and singing to one another. We would also go for rides in his car and he would play the drums on the steering wheel and the dashboard as I sat next to him singing and bouncing around in the front seat. The first song I put on was "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother". As I singing to him a tear rolled down his face. I know God gave him the ability to hear me. The following song was Mariah Carey's "Hero" as that is what he was to his family and anyone who came in contact with him. My brother is the most loving, gentle, beautiful Man that was put on this earth. As the evening went on, his daughter Wendy, asked me to play his favorite song, "Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me" as we cried and held each other tightly. From that point on I played all our 50/60 favorites and singing to him all night. At some point he was probably saying to himself, "I wish Kimmy, that you would quit singing and let's just listen to the songs" but since he couldn't talk to me I took advantage of the situation. I was able to hold, kiss, lay my head across to him, run my fingers through his beautiful hair and hold him the remainder of the night. I asked Johnny, as I was holding his arm and hand tightly to my chest, swaying gently back and forth, "Johnny, do you feel us dancing together, do you feel me holding you, as we danced our last dance". All focus was on Johnny. His family and I were at his side until he took his last breath. There were so many people that came to see him and showed their Love and support for him. There are family members, high school buddies, coworkers and friends that are making their arrangements to say their last Goodbyes. I wish you all a safe trip and looking forward to seeing you as is everyone else. Our lives have changed forever as a "Earth Angel" is making his way to Heaven. Until we are together again, I hold you deep in my heart. I Love You..... Friday November 18, 2016”

 » Kim Dikun Sikora on December 14, 2017



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