John M. Dillon IV - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John M. Dillon IV

January 17, 1938 - December 15, 2017

John M. Dillon IV, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington on January 17, 1938, he was the son of the late John M. and Jane (Geahr) Dillon III. He made his career as a plumber with Local #26 and retired from the Plumbers/Pipefitters Local 80, after many years of dedicated service.

John’s passion was golf, he spent a lifetime, and many broken clubs, trying to perfect his golf swing. He also enjoyed walking along the Brandywine River, reading about history, especially the Civil War, and camping with his wife and friends, the six-pack. John was a devout Catholic all of his life and was strong in his faith that he will see us all again in heaven.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his son, Douglas Michael Dillon and his sister, Janice Dillon. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail (Millar) Dillon; children, Diane L. Toto (Remo) of New London, PA, John M. Dillon V (Vivian) of New Castle, Michael P. Dillon of New Castle, and Elizabeth G. Stamper (Donald) of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, December 22, 2017, at St. Peter the Apostle, 521 Harmony St, New Castle, DE, where a funeral mass will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately following mass.


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16 Condolences for John M. Dillon IV

  • Gail and Dillon family, So sorry for your loss of John. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. If you need anything, just call. Hope to see you soon again, at the Senior Center. Love, Sara

  • Liz and Dillon family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have so many fond memories of him from when we were young. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Suzanne Willis Kempista

  • We are so sorry for your loss, we will keep the whole Dillon family in our prayers, he was a very nice man. Luigi says he was a good guy. If you need anything, call. R.I.P. John Dillon

  • Aunt Gail and family.

    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Manny’s passing, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Good Friend , Enjoyed our Camping Trips , Camp Dinners & Just spending time together , Just Good People , The Six-Pack will Miss You, Check out the Camping Spots Up There we will Camp Together Again .

  • Gail, My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this most sorrowful time. My thoughts and prayers are are with you. Love, Wanda and Larry

  • John was a nice guy. Always very friendly to me. Big smile and very caring. So sorry for your loss. Steve McClenahan

  • Liz, so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn

  • So sorry to hear of uncle Manny passing aunt Gail hang in there

  • Gail and the Dillon family I am so sorry to hear of Manny’s passing. Talk about a well-rounded great guy Manny was awesome so friendly always had a smile he could cheer you up with he’s going to be missed. Your family will be in my prayers

  • So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will not be able to attend the viewing as I am in the hospital but I want you to know I am thinking of you and your family.

  • Dear Gail, so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I probably will not be able to attend the services on Friday. Will check in with you soon. Please contact me if I can support you in any way.

  • Diane and Family,

    Its been awhile since I have seen your dad, but I will always remember how nice, and friendly he was. He was a great man. Heaven got another angel. Fly high Mr. D!!!!

    My Deepest Sympathy,


  • hi thank you we will miss him so much but he is in a good place.

  • thank everyone who wrote something nice about my pop-pop my family and I miss him so much but we all know that he is in a better place.

  • Thank everybody who say there are sorry for our loss if was a very sad day for him to go but it was time for him to go beacuse he been to the hospital a lot more then i have been .