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Robert A. Dixon
NEWPORT - Robert Alan Dixon,

92, of Middletown, RI died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather and friend. He will be remembered as a man with a great sense of humor.
Born in Malden, MA on June 23, 1918, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Mary (McNamara) Dixon.
He graduated from Northeastern University in 1941 and then worked for Raytheon Submarine Signal Division as an Electrical Engineer for 45 years. He served on the board of directors of the James L. Maher Center in Middletown, and was a longtime supporter of the organization. He was also an amateur CB and ham radio operator and photographer.
He leaves behind four children Diane Mueller and her husband Josef Mueller of Coppet, Switzerland, Nancy Fanala of Westerly, RI, Roberta Dixon and her husband Toomas Allik of Alexandria, VA, and Jonathan Dixon of Middletown, RI, seven grandchildren Marc Mueller, Tania Grosjean and her husband Stephane, Kari Popov and her husband Igor Popov, Robin Corbeil and her husband Scott Corbeil, Nikki Bramley, Bethany and Brian Allik, and seven great-grandchildren Elea, and Louan Grosjean, Ava and John Popov, Madison, Alex, and Jaden Corbeil.
He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Miriam (Hitchins) Dixon, and his siblings, Dorothy Dixon, William Dixon, and Donald Dixon.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 4-6 p.m., in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.
Condolences, information and directions are available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

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