In Memory of



Obituary for Andrew Dillon

Andrew Michael Dillon, 81, of Roanoke, Va., died peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a fall at home, seizures, a stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Andrea M. Dillon and Suzin D. Lichtenstein and his parents, Grover C. Dillon and Mary T. McGraw.

He was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School and a tool and die machinist by trade. He proudly and honorably served in The United States Navy from 1959 to 1963.

He worked full-time until April of 2020 retiring from G4S Security. He worked for Norfolk and Western Railroad for many years. He also worked for Securitas, Capco, Vista Corporation, Northrup and Grumman, Eli Lilly, Sears, Advanced Auto, YMCA, and Craig Healing Springs.

He was a skin, prostate and bladder cancer survivor.

He was a master scuba diver and a man of many hobbies over the years including insulators, lightning rod balls, bottles, shooting, hunting, fishing, rock laying, painting, metal artwork and more.

He was always thankful for his faith, family, friends, and home. He was a sweet man with a big, sweet tooth and ate ice cream every day. He was featured reviewing sweets on “Candy with Andy” at marydillon03 on TikTok.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy H. Dillon; daughter, Mary L. Dillon; grandchildren, Williams A.L. Painter and partner, Cynthia “Nikki” Owens, Autumn R. Quinn and husband, William G. Acosta, Charles ‘Chuck” J. Quinn and partner, Cecilia J. Reel, Jackson N. Lichtenstein, Nicholas G. Lichtenstein, and Oliver J. Lichtenstein; great-grandchildren, Madison M. Painter and Adalynn L. Painter; brother, Glenn G. Dillon and wife, Peggy K. Dillon; sister, Crystal D. Perry and husband, Raymond O. Perry; a niece; three nephews; dogs, Pierre and Ziggy; and many friends.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Maria Marino, Carina Navarro, and Maria Schmitt, the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, the Salem VA Hospital, and the Blue Ridge Cancer Care, for the love, support and care.

A Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at Lithia United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Mitchell officiating. His ashes will be buried at sea by The United States Navy.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation, The American Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice.