DILLON, Francis B.
Born November 7, 1921, in Sacramento, Calif.Passed away peacefully September 24, 2010, at the age of 88. Beloved by his family, a loyal friend, and a highly respected Sacramento attorney for 59 years, he attended University of California at Berkeley, and was a Captain in the United States Air Force during World War Two. After his return to Sacramento he attended McGeorge School of Law and was admitted to practice in 1951. Francis enjoyed traveling and as a member of Del Paso Country Club engaging in his favorite pass time of golf. A longtime member of the Sutter Club he enjoyed his many lunches there always being in the thick of the conversation. Throughout his professional life he was actively involved with local charities.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ilene Tanner Dillon, his daughter Patricia Dillon Bliss, and son-in-law Terry Bliss of Carpenteria, Calif., two sons, John and daughter-in-law Kristina of Lafayette, Calif., and Paul and daughter-in-law Kristin of Folsom, Calif. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Franchon Bliss Jacobson and her husband Paul Jacobson of Snowmass Village, Colo., Anneli, Justin, Zachary and Karalee Dillon, and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Emily Jacobson. Francis was a fine and devout man who enjoyed life to the fullest.
While he will be sorely missed, family and friends take away a wonderful legacy of life from knowing him. Services will be private.The family suggests any remembrances be given in Francis's name to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2010