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John Dioguardi

  • Birth 29 Apr 1914 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 1979 Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 37, Range N, Grave 16
  • Memorial ID 6236834

Organized Crime Figure. Known as "Johnny Dio", he was a Captain in the Luchese Organized Crime Family. A powerful labor racketeer and union boss, he was indicted for hiring a small-time criminal named Abe Telvi to throw acid in the face of labor columnist Victor Riesel in 1956, who was blinded in the attack. The charges against Dioguardi were later dropped when Telvi was murdered and the witnesses against him refused to testify at his trial. He died of natural causes while serving a federal prison term in Pennsylvania.

Bio by: Bill Heneage


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
  • Added: 5 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6236834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Dioguardi (29 Apr 1914–12 Jan 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6236834, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .