Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Andrew Donald Dixon, 79, of St. Marys, died at 1:10 p.m. March 10, 2008, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born June 22, 1928, in Vandalia, to John C. and Helen Stefanak Dixon.
Survivors are his companion, Mary Jane Miars, St. Marys; a son, Andrew Jr. (Melissa), Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Louise (Gary) Monaghan, Uniontown, Pa., Sheryl (Robert) Brand, Jacksonville, Fla., Sara (George) Hammermeister, Waynesville, and Patricia (Marc) Fullem, Bolingbrook, Ill.; a brother, Robert (Carol), Hot Springs, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Sullivan, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Dixon, Hustonville, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, John Edward, and infant Richard; and a sister, Rosetta Clooney.
He spent his career as an educator, was an administrator, teacher and coach of football and basketball in several school districts throughout western Ohio. Following his retirement, he was a guard for Pinkerton Security. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, St. Marys and was of Roman Catholic faith. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in education from the University of Dayton, and Ph.D. degree in education from Bowling Green State University.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Private family burial is at Riverside Cemetery in West Milton.
Calling is 1-2 p.m. and immediately following the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society.
Condolences can be sent to www.millerfuneralhomes.net.