April 2, 1941 - May 23, 2011
Mary L. Dillon, Ph.D Mary Dillon, of Cadillac died at home on Monday, May 23, 2011. Mary was born in Rochester, Minnesota on April 2, 1941 to Vearl and Glenn Bundy. She lived in Cadillac since 1967 and was a teacher until 1980. She was a Professor and Department head of the College of Education and Arts and Sciences at Ferris State University for 18 years, specializing in early childhood education. She held Master\'s degrees in Child Development as well as in Marriage and Family Therapy, and earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1991. Mary taught swimming lessons in Cadillac for over 30 years, and in 1999 founded Berkana, an integrative healing practice, where she was also a practitioner. She was an experienced family counselor, a certified Spiritual Director, and a 5th degree Reiki Master. Mary was also an active member of the community and a generous philanthropist, involved in many local organizations such as the YMCA, Women\'s Giving Circle, Oasis, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Mary was married to Tom Dillon, now deceased, and is survived by: daughters Kelly McCann, of Cadillac, Jodie Baltazar and her husband Jarek Kupsc, of Warsaw, Poland, Lisa McCann and her husband Jack Lile, of Littleton, Colorado; son Michael McCann and his wife Lyn McCann, of Huntington Beach, California; sisters: Betty Langeberg, Nancy Briske, and Sue Eslinger; and brothers: Jerry Namaste and Danny Bundy; by grandchildren: Sophi Mahmood, Amanie Mahmood, Tanya Mahmood, Michael Hisham McCann, Kasper Baltazar Kupsc, Katherine McCann, Jack McCann, and Will McCann; and many, many friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Peterson Funeral Home, 205 East Cass Street in Cadillac. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, May 26 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 Harris Street in Cadillac. Mary had a benevolent and giving spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
Mary L. Dillon, Ph.D Mary Dillon, of Cadillac died at home on Monday, May 23, 2011. Mary was born in Rochester, Minnesota on April 2, 1941 to Vearl and Glenn Bundy. She lived in Cadillac since 1967 and was a teacher until 1980. She was a Professor... View Obituary & Service Information
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