November 26, 1921 - September 20, 2016
Byron Dillon was born in Harvey, Illinois 1921. During the Great Depression in 1935, his family migrated across Highway 66 to Los Angeles. He graduated from Poly Technic High School in Los Angeles, and went on to Loyola Marymount to receive his Biology Degree. He was drafted into the Navy during World War II and was stationed in San Diego. After the war he went to USC Dental School and graduated in 1948. Later he served as a captain in the Korean War. Byron practiced dentistry in Downey for 40 years. Byron was very active in the Downey community. He was a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, Exchange Club, and later in life active in Keep Downey Beautiful. Byron is survived by his loving wife Joan of 64 years of marriage. He has four children, Dr. Thomas Dillon D.D.S., Nancy Barras retired Downey teacher, John Dillon a pharmacist, and Dr. Donald Dillon D.D.S. Byron has seven grandchildren and 1 great grandson. The services will be held sometime in the near future at the Riverside VA Cemetery.