John Patrick Dillon (February 12, 1925 – March 14, 2006)

January 10th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

John Dillon’s obituary appeared in the March 17, 2006 edition of The Gloucester County (NJ) Times:

John P. Dillon on March 14, 2006 of Grenloch. Age 81. Beloved husband of the late Helen E. (nee Davis). Devoted father of Harry J. Dillon of Woodbury. Dear brother of Catherine M. Noone of Grenloch and the late Joseph D. Dillon. Loving uncle of Glenn Noone of Grenloch, Cathy Ingram of Wash., Mark Dillon of Idaho and Eileen Dillon of Berlin.

John was a career member of the U.S. Navy serving as a medical corpsman for 20 years. He served in World War II in the Pacific and European theaters. While stationed on the USS Gearing he participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his ship stopped a Russian trawler trying to bring missiles to Cuba. During the Vietnam Conflict, he served with the U.S. Marines and ran a battalion aid station to serve injured marines. In addition, John served sea duty aboard the USS Hanson and the USS Richard L. Page. John retired as a Chief Petty Officer Hospital Corpsman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Saturday morning 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the EGIZI FUNERAL HOME, 119 Ganttown Rd., Washington Township. His life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Washington Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to the American Cancer Society 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Condolences may be shared with the family at: “A Life Well Lived Is Worth Remembering.”

USS LCI(L)-11 Crew

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