Sterling resident Larry Dillon died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 61.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna. His ashes will be buried in Washington state at a later date.
Mr. Dillon was born Oct. 22, 1943, to Margaret and Lawrence Dillon near Tacoma, Wash. He moved to Alaska and lived in Anchorage where he worked in auto and heavy machinery maintenance before working at the city sewer treatment plant. He married Jacquie Savoie in 1971 and moved to Sterling in 1980. He started building vacation cabins and retired to fishing, hunting and snow machining. He also enjoyed watching sports.
He is remembered for his gentleness, generosity, artistic flair and sense of humor. In the past several years he divided his time between Alaska and his Tacoma family.
Mr. Dillon is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jacquie, of Sterling; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Frank Gardner and brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillon, all of Tacoma; uncle, Frank and Charlotte Zemanek of Seattle; cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Zemanek of Puyallup, Wash.; his extended family in the Washington state area; and a nephew, Michael Gardner, and his wife, Kathy, of Sterling.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Dillon's name to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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