Lon Hayes Dillman (1928 - 2017)

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at St. Michael Church in Canfield for Lon Hayes Dillman. Mr. Dillman passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 6, at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 89.
He was born Aug. 13, 1928, in DuBois, Pa., the son of Patrick and Mary (Love) Dillman. He was a graduate of Penn State University with a BA in labor relations. Mr. Dillman was the vice president of Youngstown Sheet and Tube until his retirement in 1985. He continued to work at different companies, for many years, following his retirement from Youngstown Sheet and Tube.
Lon was a Navy veteran and proud to serve his country during the World War II era.
Lon was a member of the church, and a member of the American Legion Post 17 in DuBois, Pa. He was also a member of the Penn State Alumni, the NAAA, and was active in the Elks.
Lon's hobbies included golf, Penn State football and wrestling, and anything related with his grandchildren, whether it be sports or school activities. He was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.
He leaves his wife, the former Helen Ann Good, whom he married Jan. 16, 1954; two children, Mike Dillman of DuBois, Pa., and Dayna (Capt. Greg USN Retired) Cooper of Canfield; five grandchildren: Gregory (Melissa), Michael (Kim), Scott (Megan) Brett, and Ally; as well as three great-grandchildren, Alana Pauline, Ari Gregory, and Sadie Beth. Lon also leaves a niece, Cindy Hart, and a nephew, Capt. Paul Dillman USN Retired.
Besides his parents, Lon was preceded in death by one brother, Skun Dillman and one nephew, Spider Dillman.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Church, where a mass will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club or the Naval Academy Athletic Association.
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 8, 2017
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