Emily Dyre

Emily Dyre (Dillon)

Saturday, January 6th, 1951 - Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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69, passed away at home in Louisville on March 23, 2020 from a heart condition. Born in Louisville on January 6, 1951, Emily attended St. Raphael grade school and was a 1969 graduate of Assumption High School. Emily was most proud of being a college graduate with a degree in Accounting from UK, where she put herself through school. At UK she was active in many groups including work as an equipment manager for the UK football team. After she lost most of her sight in 1980, she donated time on the TARC disability advisory board. Emily was also an early member of the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Emily was predeceased by her parents James Michael Dillon and Emily Brachey, and brothers Owen Scott Dillon and Daniel Dillon.
Emily is survived by her husband of 41 years Michael, children William Dyre and Emily Dyre, brother James Dillon (Teresa), sisters Mary Moon and Katherine Borg (Kevin), and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Dillon and Brachey families.
Due to efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), services will be private. Highlands Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Council for the Blind, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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    Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
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Mary Erbe

Posted at 05:57pm
Mike and family, we were so sorry to hear of Emily's passing. She was uniquely herself, what a wonderful thing to be !
Mary and Leigh Erbe

Jerry Dillon

Posted at 05:49pm
Peggy and I were sorry to hear of Emmy's passing. Emmy was always a pleasure to be around. Her strong voice always had a calming effect on Big Brother Jim when he was chasing his cousins at large family occasions.
Peggy and Jerry Dillon

Katie Maxwell

Posted at 11:41am
Emily and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers. Love, Katie Maxwell and family.
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Barbara Marquez

Posted at 06:17pm
Emily I only met you once thru your son William and it was a real pleasure.. You were so sweet and a pleasant person to talk too. May you Rest In Peace and your family be able to find peace in their hearts knowing you are in a very special place now.

Love Barbara and Carl Marquez.

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