Ditko, Stephen J. (Steve) 90, formerly of Johnstown, Pa, died of natural causes June 29, 2018 at his New York apartment. He was the son of Stefan and Anna (Balaschak) Ditko. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister; survived by his sister, brother, brother-in law, and their families.
Steve served in the army, "D" troop, 27th Constabulary Squadron, Frankfort, Germany. In addition to his well-known artistic talent, he was also a gifted wood carver and a very special uncle to his nieces, nephews and extended family.
And last, but not least, our immeasurable gratitude to Steve's business associates, his many friends, dedicated fans and faithful followers throughout the years. A special thanks to the therapists who kept the family well informed of his daily progress. We want you to know that you are appreciated and highly valued.
Who looking back upon his troubled years
Can say he has not gained through sorrow's rain
Something of good? For through his falling tears
He sees the storms have vanished with their pain
Leaving him nobler, cut in finer mold;
Made strong by conflict, purified by fire
To leave the grains of gold;
The soul is freed forevermore from strife
And enters into rich abundant life.
- Bessie B. Decker
A private memorial service has been held.
Thanks, from the Ditko family