MCAC Honors Kerry L. Dillon, Sea Rover Services

This year In honor of Kerry Dillon, who passed away suddenly a week before the Lionfish Roundup, Sea-Life Improvement Project has created the "Kerry Dillon Junior Angler Award" which will be awarded to the junior angler with the Most Lionfish.

The Kerry Dillon Junior Angler Award for the most Lionfish went to Lauren Arrington who caught 5 Lionfish from her paddleboard at the 7th Annual Lionfish Roundup held on June 24, 2017

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Kerry Dillon passed away at home on Monday, June 12, 2017.

We were shocked and deeply saddened by Kerry’s sudden passing.  He was a good husband and father to his children and a good friend. He loved his work and during a speech once we heard him say that when he was under water, in the silence and beauty that surrounded him, he felt totally at peace; as though he were closer to God than at any other time. We hope now that he has found that deep ocean and that he will float in God’s grace. He will always be in our memories.

Our very good friend will be seriously missed by all who knew him, most especially all of us with the MCAC Reef Builders. We loved Kerry, who was always there to help with his incredible enthusiasm for life and all things ocean and diving.

There will be a viewing on Friday, June 23rd, at All County Funeral Home
(1010 NW Federal Hwy, Stuart) from 6-8pm.

 

A service will be held on Saturday, June 24th, at St. Christopher Catholic Church
(12001 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound) at 11:00AM
 

In lieu of flowers Kerry’s family is recommending that it was Kerry’s wish to make contributions in his name to MCAC Artificial Reef Fund: http://www.mcacreefs.org/p/14/donate

Letter to Florida Artificial Reef Colleagues from Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Click on the picture to read Ed's article
Video of Kerry's Blue Marlin and the Octopus are HERE
 
   

Oh, I love it!  This totally captures Kerry's spirit.

Divers loved diving with Kerry – on the surface and underwater.

 
 
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Photos from Lisa Mongy of an incredible dive trip Kerry organized back in August 2013 to the U.S.S. Muliphen, AKA-61 was commissioned in 1944 as a type C-2 cargo vessel. Became an artificial reef on January 21, 1989.    Coordinates: 27°24.331′N 80°00.337′W

Muliphen Reef, Fort Pierce, Florida

Video of this Muliphen dive event by Michael C. Barnette: HERE

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Our thank to Carol and John Burke for this link to:
 
 
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