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Dillon Lee Philo

Dillon Lee Philo, 42, of Phoenix, Oregon, passed away after a long battle with cancer August 7, 2018.

Dillon was born in Glendale, CA on March 30, 1976. He graduated from Culver City High School and attended Humbolt State University for several years before transferring to Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR. He worked for Gensco Inc. in Bend and Tigard, OR, then moved to Medford to become Branch Manager.

Dillon was a passionate motorcycle enthusiast both on the track and the street. He was also an avid snowboarder and wakeboarder and loved all forms of water and boating activities. He loved all types of music. Dillon sought to accel at everything he did whether work, home or athletic activities.

Dillon was married to Robyn Plane of Salem, OR in 2011. Dillon loved his family above all else. He often said that Robyn and Melia were the love in his heart and the smile on his face. He loved nothing more than to spend time watching movies with them, holding Melia in his lap and kissing Robyn after they had been apart even for the shortest amount of time.

Dillon leaves a legacy of friends from wherever he went - California with childhood friends, to both Bend and Medford, Oregon. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark where he attended International School and was the leader of skating club where he demonstrated his adept ability to speak Danish. 

Dillon is survived by his loving wife, Robyn; daughter, Melia. parents, John & Vangie Sorensen and John & Mary Philo; his brother, Peter Sorensen; step-brother, Mike Heffernan and wife Tiffany; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2pm on August 11, 2018 at Perl Funeral Home. Pastor Tom Sabens of Grace Point Fellowship will be officiating. Interment to follow at Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Perl Funeral Home & Siskiyou Memorial Park

2100 Siskiyou Blvd

Medford, OR 97504


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I just leanred of Dillon's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Dillon and I met in Bend when he came into Sun Mountain Sports Center looking for a job. I knew in two minutes I wanted him working for me. He was truly one of the best hires I ever made anywhere. I would have loved to have had about a dozen Dillons. But, there truly was only one him. The success he had at Gensco did not surprise me at all. I would have expected nothing less from him. We both laughed about how we both wound up in Medford. I had grown up here and the pull of family brought me back. Gensco brought him here. I realize now I last saw him about three weeks before he passed. He was still the same Dillon.The cancer was raging in him, and yet he still had that very uniqueness he had. I am so happy my final memory of him is going to be such a positive one. Rest in sweet peace my friend. I was far better for having had the priviledge of knowing you. See you on the other side.

Greg Roberts Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. "His breath goes forth, he returns to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish." In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there'll be no more pain or death. Since there's no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions on earth under God's kingdom arrangement. JW.org

Joy Holt Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM