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BOYD D. DIXON, FORMER COAL MINER, NAVY SEABEE

Boyd D. Dixon, 70, of Willow Avenue, a World War II veteran and former coal miner, died Saturday (Sept. 26, 1998) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a three-week illness.

Dixon was born in Flinton, Pa.

During World War II, he was a member of the Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater, including a posting on Guam.

He was a member and former chaplain of John J. Welch Post 381, American Legion. He also was a member of Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans, where he also was a past chaplain, and the Society of 40 & Eight.

After the war, he was a miner in Pennsylvania coal mines for several years. He moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1955 and to Niagara Falls in 1956.

Here, Dixon worked for 10 years at the former Pittsburgh Metallurgical Co., followed by 20 years at the former Frontier Bronze Co., where he was a fitter.

He was an auxiliary police officer for the City of Niagara Falls for 15 years.

Dixon enjoyed hunting and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

His wife, Dorothy Monahan Dixon, died in June.

Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Laskowski of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Karen Wilson; six brothers, Eugene of Stoystown, Pa., Richard and Harold, both of Coalport, Pa., George of Mahassey, Pa., Gerald and Melvin; four sisters, Elinore Keith of Coalport, Freda Hicks of Graniteville, S.C., Sharon Robertson of Greenville, S.C., and Susan Fisanick of Moundsville, Pa.; six grandchil-dren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, Michigan Avenue and 10th Street. Burial will be in Beaver Valley Cemetery, Beaver Valley, Pa.

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