Col. Francis H. Dillon Jr., US Army (Ret.)

Dillon, Jr. Francis H. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) On Friday, January 25, 2013, Colonel Francis H. Dillon Jr. of Great Falls, VA passed away peacefully from a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Martha, his sons, Hank, Tom, Pete, Tim, Dan, James, Doug, and their wives, twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grand children. Frank Dillon was a career Army officer, retiring as a Colonel after 31 years of active duty. Frank was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During WWII he served with 17th Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Varsity, the allied airborne assault across the Rhine River in March 1945. In retirement Frank was active in his community serving as a Scout Master for Troop 673 in Great Falls and as a member of the Parish Council for St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Frank was also an avid sailor on the Chesapeake Bay and an instructor for the local Power Squadron. A funeral mass will be held in his honor on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls. A visitation will be held prior to the mass from 10 a.m. at the church. A reception will follow the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256, or Email condolences may be made at Please sign the Guestbook at

Published in Washington Times from Feb. 1 to Mar. 2, 2013