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John "Jack" R. Dixon Sr., 71, of Cayuga Village, who had worked for the Town of Niagara Highway Department for many years, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Belmont and moved to the Niagara Falls area after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean War.

Dixon was a member of the Niagara No. 1 Fire Company and the Active Hose Fire Company, both in the Town of Niagara, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars LaSalle-Griffon Post. He also was a member of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, the American Legion LaSalle Post 1142, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

He enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jewel J. Bartoo; three daughters, Jacquelin Stensrud of Portland, Ore., Candice Nye of Lockport and Florence Swartz; five sons, Jerry of Albuquerque, N.M., William of Puyallup, Wash., Wayne of Lacey, Wash., Jack Jr. of Meadville, Pa. and Jake; his mother, Helen Brics of Lavette, N.J.; three brothers, Robert, Peter and David; three sisters, Betsy Boylan of Lavette, and Janine Mattlock and Mary Ann "Nan" Dixon; several grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Services was held Saturday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.


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