First Posted: 9/1/2010
Robert G. Dixon, South Abington Twp., died Thursday, Aug. 26, at home.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Robert B. and Dorothy Williams Dixon, he was a graduate of Miami of Ohio University and an alumnus of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, he was commissioned from the NROTC as an Ensign. His first duty was on a destroyer the USS Caperton for two years. Upon completion of flight training, he was designated a U.S. Navy Aviator. He received the Vietnam Service Award for the missions he flew in Vietnam.
Following active duty, he went into the U.S. Navy Reserve as an active reservist. He retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Captain USNR. Prior to his retirement, he had worked in the insurance business.
He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Miami of Ohio University Alumni Association. He was a member of the Clarks Summit VFW post 7069, where he was a past post commander and also held several other offices. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0953 in Nicholson and the Clarks Summit Fire Co.
Surviving are three daughters, Lynn Dixon-Noone, and husband, Michael, Sayre; Tamara Fry, and husband, Dean, Limerick; and Laurel Kinback, Factoryville; a son, Steve Bray, and wife, Susan, Waverly; eight grandchildren, Kevin Noone, Seattle; Juliana Noone, Sayre; Megan and Taylor Fry, Limerick; Amanda, Matthew and Sarah Kinback, Factoryville; and Stephanie Bray, Waverly; a sister, Patricia Witt, and husband, Markquis, Fla.; and also a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Noone.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday morning 10 a.m. at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly, with services by Rev. Brian Lucas.
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