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Class of 1965 Message List
Obit for Classmate.... - 12
03/17/07     Archer Thomasson  (1965)      Archer1710@msn.com
Jim Weaver sent me this tonight....I know that you would all want to be aware....archie

Larry Thearon Dillon
(March 20, 1947 - February 5, 2007)

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Larry Dillon, age 59, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 at his home. He was the husband of Laurie B. Merner Dillon, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage.
Born in Martinsville, Virginia, he was the son of the late Oscar Thearon Dillon and Nannie E. Prillaman Dillon. He grew up in Martinsville in the house that his father rebuilt. It was there under his father’s guidance that he first learned to care for the land, and his love of the outdoors and maintaining his property provided him continuing pleasure. He served in the United States Air Force and his service took him as far as Japan and Korea and fostered his interest in far-away places. He was the first of his family to go to college and it was at the College of William and Mary that he and Laurie met. Larry worked for Computer Aid Inc. and was very active with the Avondale Presbyterian Church. He is remembered as a quiet and gentle man who was always ready with a helping hand and a sympathetic ear.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother and father-in-law, Dr. Richard R. and Patricia S. Merner of Avondale, PA; two daughters, Elizabeth K. Dillon of Avondale and Natalie “Tallie� Miller, and her husband, Ryan of Newark, Delaware; a brother, Jeff Monroe Dillon of Salisbury, NC; a sister, Sarah D. Harris of Mooresville, NC; a sister-in-law, Patricia M. Harden of Kennett Square, PA; and a niece, Jennifer Rena Lacombe of Cape Coral, FL. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia D. Houston.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Avondale Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Ave. (Rt. 41), Avondale, PA. Family and friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 AM. Contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to the Avondale Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 446, Avondale, PA 19311 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, #2 International Plaza, Suite 245, Philadelphia, PA 19113. Arrangements by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA
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