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James W. Dixon

June 1, 1948 August 16, 2018
James W. Dixon
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Obituary for James W. Dixon

James W. Dixon, 70 of North Apollo, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at AHN- Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born June 1, 1948 in Natrona Heights, he was a son of the late Glenn A. Dixon & Elsy E. (Froncek) Dixon.

James was a 1966 graduate of Apollo High School, where he participated in football, basketball, and track & field. He continued his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, and Education. While in college, James was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

His work career saw him employed for a time at State Farm Insurance Agency, and later as a business teacher for the Northern Cambria School District for many years, retiring in 2010. James was heavily involved with the schools activities, including helping with student council, prom committee the yearbook, and also as a basketball coach.

He enjoyed fishing, and loved gardening, especially caring for his daffodils, and was a skilled photographer and loved taking pictures of his family’s activities. James was an avid whitewater rafting guide on the Cheat and Youghiogheny Rivers through the former Mountain Streams & Trails.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Dixon, and his nephew, Endicott.

James is survived by his wife of 8 years, Linda M. Blick-Dixon; daughters, Heather (Kevin), Rachel (Matt) Blick of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Gracie, Caroline, Libby, Jane; brothers, Richard A. (Peggy) Dixon of Apollo, William J. (Catherine) Dixon of Lake Odessa, FL, Raymond J. Dixon of Ford City; sisters: Rosemary A. (Ronald) Wilson of North Apollo, Elizabeth (Samuel) Dixon-Ackerman of Clifton, VA; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A Celebration Of Life honoring James's memory and spirit will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Apollo Hose Company #3 (formerly the Oak Hill Fire Department), 707 N. 5th St., Apollo. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:30 a.m. as part of his celebration.


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Celebration of Life

Sunday

9

Sep

11:00 AM 9/9/2018 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 9/9/2018 2:00:00 PM
Apollo Hose Company #3

707 N. 5th St.
Apollo, pennsylvania 15613

Apollo Hose Company #3
707 N. 5th St. Apollo 15613 pennsylvania
United States
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