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E. Ross Dillon

January 27, 2020

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Edwin “Ross” Dillon

4/29/43 – 1/27/20

Of Zelienople PA, formerly of Pittsburgh, Titusville, Oil City PA and Columbiana OH

Born in Washington DC to loving parents Edwin and Camille (McBurney) Dillon, Ross was raised in Columbiana OH and graduated from Crestview High School in 1961, where he played varsity basketball and was class valedictorian. He graduated from Westminster College in 1965 and was married to Ina Lee Gamble of New Wilmington, PA that same year. Ross took great satisfaction in his life’s work as an investment portfolio manager, beginning at First Seneca Bank and continuing at Pennbank, Union National Bank, Integra Bank, and National City Bank.

Ross was preceded in death by his wife Lee. He is survived by his son Greg Dillon and fiancée Laurie Anderson of Hopewell; his daughter and son-in-law Kristin Dillon and Dwight Chrvala of Ohio Township; and his beloved grandchildren Andy and Miranda Chrvala. In addition, he is survived by his brother-in-law Richard Gamble of Grand Junction CO; sister-in-law Karen (Heinz) Gamble of Chattanooga TN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Joan (Hanna) Gamble of Fremont OH; nieces and nephews Ben, Jennifer, Kat, and Alan Gamble; and several cousins. 

Ross dearly loved his family and friends, his church, fly fishing, trains, all kinds of music, good cigars, good spirits, good books, and a good turn of phrase. His wit, humor, wisdom, and gentleness were cherished by all who knew him. He is already missed beyond measure but has been welcomed into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ. 

Family visitation will be Friday January 31st from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at MacDonald Linn funeral home in Avalon. All are welcome at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon on Saturday February 1st for a visitation at 10:00, memorial service at 11, and a luncheon immediately following.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15202. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 31, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
McDonald - Linn Funeral Service

Visitation
Friday
January 31, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDonald - Linn Funeral Service

Visitation
Saturday
February 1, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon
7501 Church Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon
7501 Church Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Donations

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon
7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon PA 15202
Tel: 1-412-761-1233

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