Vila Ann ‘Fiddle’ Dillon
Aug. 15, 1935 – Nov. 7, 2017
Vila Ann “Fiddle” Dillon, 82, Aiken, S.C., formerly of Tyrone, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Dobbs) Rodgers.
Surviving are two daughters: Janice (Dillon) Hoffman of Aiken, S.C., and Jayne Dillon of Mill Creek; a son, Donny Dillon of Tyrone; six grandchildren: Jenna Dillon of Altoona, Caitlinn Gomes of Altoona, Seth Brenneman of Huntingdon and Joshua Leonard, Jacob Leonard and Ian Hoffman of Aiken, S.C.; three sisters: Alice Kobuck of Tyrone, Donna Lewis of Tyrone and Sandy Nelson of Gallitzin; and three brothers: Ray Rodgers of Tyrone, Alan Rodgers of Bellwood and Charles Rodgers in Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by a son, George T. Dillon; a granddaughter, Rachel Brenneman, a brother, Frank E. Rodgers; and her boyfriend of 40 years, Ralph “Gene” Hagg.
Vila was a 1954 graduate of Tyrone Area High School and worked at Chicago Rivet & Machine Co.
Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the parish hall at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Tyrone.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Vila to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or the Parkinson’s Foundation at parkinson.org.