OBITUARY

Harry W. Dixon

May 14, 1923October 28, 2018
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Skowhegan – Harry W. Dixon Jr., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday October 28, 2018 at The Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Skowhegan with his loving family by his side. He was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on May 14, 1923, the son of the late Harry W. Dixon Sr. and Alice (Lewis) Dixon. He served his country in the U. S. Army during WW II. He landed on the beaches of Normandy during the Great Invasion of Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe where he earned and was issued The World War II Victory Medal. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Service, he married his sweetheart, Mary Gertrude Golder on August 10, 1946 at Trinity Church in Lewiston. She passed away in 1983. He then married Charlene Black in 2000 who passed away in 2003. He lived and worked in the Lewiston area his entire life as a watch and clock serviceman, many of those years at J. Dostie Jewelry on Lisbon St. He was very proud of having gone to Switzerland to earn his certification as a Rolex Technician. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Church in Lewiston, civil defense director in Sabattus, fireman, reserve officer, a member of the Sabattus and Skowhegan Legions, the Exchange Club of Auburn and was also a very dedicated Boy Scout Leader in Sabattus. In his spare time, he was known as a man who loved to tinker with anything he could get his hands on. Harry was a man who loved being involved with his community, serving his country and especially spending time with his family. Harry is survived by his special friend: Thelma Lever, 2 children: Stephen Dixon and wife Kathy of Warren, Me., Carol Corson of Skowhegan, 5 Grandchildren: Tabetha, Todd, Justin, Stephen Jr., Matthew, 9 Great-grandchildren, Daughter-in-law: Gwyn Dixon of Whitefield, a niece: Nancy MacDougall and husband Jim, her daughter Jessica and husband Michael and their daughter: Adeline. Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his wife Mary Gertrude in 1983 and wife Charlene in 2003, his son: David Dixon and his brother Wallace Dixon.

The family would like to give special thanks to the girls from Care and Comfort, Mainely Elder Care and the staff at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home for the love and care they showed Harry in his later years. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Harry’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1:00 PM followed by committal services at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Harry is survived by his special friend: Thelma Lever, 2 children: Stephen Dixon and wife Kathy of Warren, Me., Carol Corson of Skowhegan, 5 Grandchildren: Tabetha, Todd, Justin, Stephen Jr., Matthew, 9 Great-grandchildren, Daughter-in-law: Gwyn Dixon of Whitefield, a niece: Nancy MacDougall and husband Jim, her daughter Jessica and husband Michael and their daughter: Adeline.
    Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his wife Mary Gertrude in 1983 and wife Charlene in 2003, his son: David Dixon and his brother Wallace Dixon.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harry W. Dixon

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Jamie Doiron

November 5, 2018

I will truly miss Harry and the glow he brought to our facility. Harry was a gentleman and a grandpa to everyone. He loved sharing jokes, stories, creations and tricks with staff and family members. I offer my condolences to the family and was pleased to have had an opportunity to know Harry and all of you.

Jamie Doiron
Recreation Director/Cedar Ridge Center

Glenn Angell

October 31, 2018

Sad to hear of Harry's passing. He was a kind, wonderful, gentle man. I first met him at Camp Bomazeen as he chased Justin around to all the fun pack weekend activities. His love and dedication to his family was tremendous. Somehow I suspect he and Dave are planning a fun time together. My condolences to all the family but especially to Todd, Justin and Gwen.

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Biography

Skowhegan – Harry W. Dixon Jr., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday October 28, 2018 at The Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Skowhegan with his loving family by his side. He was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on May 14, 1923, the son of the late Harry W. Dixon Sr. and Alice (Lewis) Dixon. He served his country in the U. S. Army during WW II. He landed on the beaches of Normandy during the Great Invasion of Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe where he earned and was issued The World War II Victory Medal. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Service, he married his sweetheart, Mary Gertrude Golder on August 10, 1946 at Trinity Church in Lewiston. She passed away in 1983. He then married Charlene Black in 2000 who passed away in 2003. He lived and worked in the Lewiston area his entire life as a watch and clock serviceman, many of those years at J. Dostie Jewelry on Lisbon St. He was very proud of having gone to Switzerland to earn his certification as a Rolex Technician. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Church in Lewiston, civil defense director in Sabattus, fireman, reserve officer, a member of the Sabattus and Skowhegan Legions, the Exchange Club of Auburn and was also a very dedicated Boy Scout Leader in Sabattus. In his spare time, he was known as a man who loved to tinker with anything he could get his hands on. Harry was a man who loved being involved with his community, serving his country and especially spending time with his family. Harry is survived by his special friend: Thelma Lever, 2 children: Stephen Dixon and wife Kathy of Warren, Me., Carol Corson of Skowhegan, 5 Grandchildren: Tabetha, Todd, Justin, Stephen Jr., Matthew, 9 Great-grandchildren, Daughter-in-law: Gwyn Dixon of Whitefield, a niece: Nancy MacDougall and husband Jim, her daughter Jessica and husband Michael and their daughter: Adeline. Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his wife Mary Gertrude in 1983 and wife Charlene in 2003, his son: David Dixon and his brother Wallace Dixon. The family would like to give special thanks to the girls from Care and Comfort, Mainely Elder Care and the staff at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home for the love and care they showed Harry in his later years. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Harry’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. Visitation will be held on Thursday at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1:00 PM followed by committal services at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545