Duane Dillman, Class of 1960

Posted Sep 18, 2020

Duane Dillman ’60, died March 19, 2020. Duane was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in North Robinson, Ohio, to the Robert and Mildred (Baker) Dillman. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Otterbein College, in Westerville, Ohio, where he was involved in choir, WOBN Radio and Eta Phi Mu (Jonda) fraternity. Duane later received a Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University and a M.A. in Psychology from Goddard College.

Duane worked as a high school science teacher in Strongsville, Ohio; as a professor of education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; as a Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of Continuing Education at Drew Postgraduate Medical School in Los Angeles; and, most recently, as a therapist in private practice. For over 40 years, Duane was active in First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, having served as Board president and in other leadership positions. He was passionate about issues of racial and social justice, and involved in numerous professional and non-profit groups and associations, including the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as its Los Angeles Chapter; the National Science Teachers Association; the Sanville Institute; and the American Society for Training and Development.

Duane was preceded in death by his father, Robert; his mother, Mildred; and his brother, James Seaton. He is survived by his wife, Arline Speelman ’60; his two children, Jeffrey and Lisa; his brother, Charles ’60; his sister, Mary Lou (Seaton) Long; his daughter-in-law, Frances Hasso; and his grandchildren, Jamal and Naseem.