6/30/1941 – 4/22/2019
Thomas Albert Dion was born to Isabella Dion and Ralph Dion on June 30, 1941, in Inglewood, California. Known to many as “Tom,” he travelled the world the first time while in the Army, then again, for many years, as a Lead and Singles player on the U.S. Lawn Bowls team.
He proudly worked his way up the ladder to District Manager for Southern California Edison, was able to retire early, and continued playing bowls for many years after. He became a resident of Carpinteria in 1983 and resided there until his passing, April 22, 2019. Tom is survived by his three children, Alain, Danielle and Loren, and four grandchildren. A private memorial will be held June 30 in Carpinteria. In lieu of flowers, please make a tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Lawn Bowls team by mailing a check payable to USLBA Memorial Fund Inc., c/o Norma Goodhart, 1502 Lakeside Ln., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Memo note: Team USA).