John I. “Jack” Dillon, 76, of Corry, Pa., died on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Corry Memorial Hospital.
Jack was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Sutton, W.Va., a son of the late John and Lucille “Lucy” Cutlip Dillon.
As a young boy, Jack moved with his family to the Eagle Rock, Centerville and Lincolnville, Pa., areas before settling into the Wattsburg area where he graduated from Wattsburg High School in 1961. While in high school, he played the drums in the high school band. Jack was proud to have played with the band when they were invited to play at John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, 1961. Following high school, he worked for several different businesses. After settling in Erie, Jack began at General Electric in 1974, working in several different areas of the plant for nearly 35 years until his retirement on Feb. 1, 2009. Jack has lived in Corry for the past 20 years.
Jack was a member of the Corry Alliance Church, Friends of Mead Park and the Sons of Lake Erie. He enjoyed going to auctions, gardening and tinkering. He also liked crossword puzzles and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Jack will be remembered as being a very giving and grateful person.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by two daughters, Lisa and Tracy Dillon; and two brothers, Gary and Daniel Dillon.
Jack is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Wetherbee Dillon, whom he married on Aug. 14, 1998, in Corry, Pa.; a daughter, Jacqueline McCoy and her husband, TJ, of Corry, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Juanita Demchak and her husband, Ronald, of Fairview, Pa.; five sons, Donald Dillon and his wife, Helen, of East Springfield, Pa., John Dillon and his wife, Kathy, Scott Dillon, Jody Dillon and Larry Dillon, all of Dayton, Ohio area; a stepson, Ryan Anderson of Corry, Pa.; two sisters, Flossie Enders and her husband, Tim, of Albion, Pa., and Violet Fera and her husband, Ray, of Harlingen, Texas.
Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at Corry Alliance Church, 721 Hatch St., Corry, Pa., on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service there at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Moffett will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corry Alliance Church, 721 Hatch St., Corry, PA 16407.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16407.
To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.