Edwin Hyde Dillman, age 69, of West Haven, passed away at the Masonic Home in Wallingford on February 23, 2016. He was born in New Haven on January 1, 1947 to the late Lawrence Sr. and Kathryn Hyde Dillman. Ed leaves his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Fusco Dillman, his daughter, Kimberly McCreven & her husband Sean of North Haven, his son, Steven Dillman & his wife Jade of Milford, his cherished grandchildren Mark, Shelby, Nick, Erin, Jack, Brooke & Jake. He also leaves his sister, Judith Finnegan of West Haven. Ed was predeceased by his brother Lawrence Dillman, Jr. He was a supervisor in water filtration, retired from the Aquarion Water Co. of CT, NY & RI. Ed was a lifetime resident of West Haven and attended West Haven High School, University of New Haven and University of Fairfield. He coached Little League Girls Softball and Boys Youth Soccer in West Haven, and was an active volunteer in Junior Achievement. For many years Ed was a Senior Warden, among other previous duties, at Christ Church in West Haven. The family would like to thank the staff at Carriage Green and the staff at Masonic Care, for their excellent care. Also, gratitude and appreciation for his aide Violet, with an overwhelming heartfelt thank you to his aide Yaye. Friends may visit with his family on Saturday, Feb. 27th, from 9:00 am to 12 noon at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven. During this time a Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be sent to Masonic Charity Foundation, 22 Masonic Ave, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We enjoyed being your neighbors at Red Cedar Lake and have many fond memories of time spent together. Dorothy, I still have that photo on my refrigerator of all us with red wine spills on us after a fun gathering at your place. Ed was such an easy going guy and an important part of the association, undertaking the important job of making sure the lake water was clean and healthy. Dorothy, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim and Steven at this sad time. Ed will be missed by many. He was a quiet man who left his mark on many of our lives and he won’t be forgotten. Our sincere condolences.

  2. Dear Dorothy and family, We would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Ed. Don and Ed enjoyed many cruises on Red Cedar Lake when he did the water testing. He will be remembered as a kind and soft spoken man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sorry that we will not be able to attend the services, as we are in Florida.

    With our sincere sympathy, Don and Jane Akowitz

  3. Dorothy so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing I remember his parents and also our years at West Haven High. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Carol Goldbeck Memmott

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Edwin’s passing. We send our deepest condolences to his family. He will missed.

    Ethel Anderson and all the staff and clients at the West Haven Adult Day Center

  5. Dear Dorothy and Family,

    Larry and I have you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We hope your many happy memories of family and lake times will comfort you. We are thankful for you as good neighbors and for Ed\’s many contributions to RCLPOA.

  6. Dear Steve, Jade, and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I still remember seeing your dad at HSR and him walking through my dad’s room…. Truly a happy memory.

    Sincerely,

    Marie and Dave Tammaro

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