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APRIL 27, 1918 -- APRIL 19, 2005

A funeral Mass for Roy U. Dixon, retired merchandising manager for Erie Liquor Co., will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 18 Sussex Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

Mr. Dixon died Tuesday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center after suffering a heart attack at home. He was 86.

A native of Buffalo, he had been a member of the church since he was baptized as an infant. He was treasurer of the endowment committee at the time of his death.

Mr. Dixon was a graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School. He entered the Marine Corps in 1940.

He and some friends operated one of the first taxi companies in Buffalo run by African-Americans. He later became a salesman for Phoenix Brewery and was an independent distributor for Pepsi-Cola.

In 1960, he went to work for Erie Liquor. After retiring in 1984, he worked in security at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

A golfer for more than 40 years, Mr. Dixon was one of the original members of the Golden Tee Golf Club.

Survivors, all of Buffalo, include his wife of 48 years, Jane Cole Dixon; two sons, Herbert and Cary; a stepson, William Cole; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.


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