Esther M. Dillon

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YORK Esther M. Dillon, 90, entered into rest on Tuesday morning at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Donald W. Dillon. She was born August 3, 1922, in York, to the late Earl J. Leonard and Margaret (Lanzar) Leonard Palmer. Esther was a graduate of William Penn High School. She worked as a supervisor for Century Ribbon Mill and later at Danskin as a seamstress. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and York Hospital for over 30 years in addition to being an active member of the American Business Women's Association. She was also a very active member of former Trinity United Methodist Church as well as the Fourth United Methodist Church. Esther was pre-deceased by her daughter Donna Dillon Hill, sisters Elsie Ness and Dorothy Guyer, brothers Earl Joseph Leonard, Robert Leonard, and Herbert Leonard. Mrs. Dillon is survived by her grandsons Brady Allen Hill and Hardy-Ames Hill, sisters Francis Landis, and Joan Palmer Freitag, brothers Donald Leonard and Lloyd Leonard, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and guests will be held at the Fourth United Methodist Church from 9-10am on Saturday, December 15, with the funeral service held at 10am, followed by the burial at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. A celebration reception of Mrs. Dillon's life will follow the burial service. Fourth United Methodist Church is located at 1067 E. Market St. Susquehanna Gardens Cemetery is located at 250 Chestnut Hill Road York, PA 17402. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the , 140 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 208, York, PA 17401.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 13, 2012
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