Claude J. Dixon Jr.

Stamford, Connecticut

1925 - 2018


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Claude J. Dixon, Jr.Claude J. Dixon, Jr., a longtime Stamford resident and World War II veteran, died Sunday, January 7 in Stamford Hospital, at age 92. He was a retired public-school teacher and radio and newspaper reporter, having worked as an on-air reporter for WSTC-Stamford and...

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Being a grade school student was changed for the better for me by the influence of being a student in the 6th grade class of Mr. Dixon. In a somewhat unusual arrangement the class was based in Mather Junior High School -- presently Darien Town Hall -- in a section of the facility which what was called the "Annex". He had a pleasant personality and showed intent on bringing the students up to grade to be passed up to Middlesex Junior High School. Being located in the Annex gave...

Mr. Dixon was my 6th grade teacher at Franklin School, Stamford, probably 1957-58; he was my first male teacher at Franklin, tall man w/ a deep bass voice; taught us well and we were very attentive; on a field trip he took us to the Stamford Advocate to tour the printing facilities (then the hot steaming block of lead was hanging and then formed into the letters by a linotype operator; he also reported for WSTC, 1400 on Saturday; one such cold winter Saturday I recall his voice on radio in...

I belatedly learned of the passing of my favorite teacher, Claude Dixon. He was my 6th grade teacher in Franklin School. All the girls had a crush on our handsome teacher. I always remember how he introduced us to the concept of infinity in outer space, worlds beyond our own. He attended my wedding. We lost touch, until he saw the obit for my mom, who with my father, were at times pediatrians for Ken and Jean. He wrote me such a kind letter that helped me so much. Since then we had been in...

Mr. Dixon was the most memorable teacher I ever had. He possessed a special uplifting personality that made me feel that I could accomplish anything. I remember our reading groups and the patience he had with us. He respected us students and we in turn felt great admiration and respect for him. He greatly influenced me and I followed in his footsteps and went to Southern Connecticut State College, now University, and became a high school teacher of Spanish and mathematics.

He will...

Mr Dixon was my 6th grade teacher at Stark 1983-84. He was one of my favorite teachers. We actually kept in touch every so often. Up until about 7 or 8 years ago. Back during my elementary school years it was rare to have a male teacher. I was so blessed and honored to have him. I have way too many memories of his class to share. He was a class act and I will never forget him.

My condolences to you and your family

Mister Dixon, it was always Mr. Dixon, was my 6th grade teacher at Franklin school. I believe it was 1959 -1960. The first male teacher I ever had. He has a great teacher and a most decent person. Although I have had tons of teachers from earlier on through law school plus, I never forget him. Can't say the same thing for the rest of them. A gem of a person, who I knew way back when was a member of the greatest generation, like my father who also fought for us.

Jeff Askew, Palm...

RIP Mr. Dixon you was my 6th grade teacher at Stark School, and one of my favorite teacher. You will be missed.

RIP Mr. Dixon. By far my favorite teacher ever! 6th grade @ Stark School. So many wonderful memories of that year. My condolences to his family.