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Gilbert A. Dixson

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GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Gilbert A. Dixson, 77, of Meader Road in Greenwich, died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at the Saratoga Hospital following a brief illness..

Gilbert was born in 1927 in Easton to Grace Wells Dixson and Howard Dixson. He served in the United States Navy as an aviation radioman as a young man. After his discharge and until his retirement, Gilbert worked in construction and became a respected operating engineer. He worked on many well-known area buildings, bridges, and road projects in the region, including the South Mall in Albany.

In recent years, Gilbert and his wife June made many trips to Hawaii where they enjoyed walking on the beach. Gil purchased his first computer at age 74 and enjoyed researching the family tree on the Internet as well as keeping in touch with friends and family across the country. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and walking.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Morris, Glen and Richard Dixson, and sisters, Muriel Conroy and Dorothy Spencer.

Gilbert is survived by his wife of 55 years, June LeBarton Dixson; two daughters, Pamela Dixson of Lake Luzerne, and Deborah Dixson Peterson of Bennington, Vt., five sisters, Virginia McGowan, Marlene McLean, Shirley Ratoon, Mary Lou Paul, and Betsy Gamsey; one brother, Ronald Dixson; two grandchildren, Christopher Woodward of Bennington, Vt., and Jody June Woodward Schade of Aurora, IL.; one great-granddaughter, Cheyanne June Crawford-Woodward. Gil was a devoted son-in-law to Ruth LeBarron of Greenwich.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family and interment will be in the Greenwich Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Gilbert’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 15, 2004
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