March 20, 2013
James (Jim) A. Dixon, 83, of Camillus, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by family. He was born in Syracuse on September 7, 1929 and attended St. Lucy's Academy. He was a dedicated Syracuse City Police Officer for over 20 years. After his retirement from the Police Department, he was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for many years. Throughout his life and into his retirement he enjoyed golfing, spending time with friends and family, and was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Mary (Condiloro) Dixon; his brother ,Bob; his two children, Jim (Donna) Dixon and Darlene Kerr; his five grandchildren, Kimberly (Erick) Summers, Kelly Dixon, Kaye (Jake Balcerzak) Kerr, Craig Kerr, Melanie (Scott) Melson and Alex Dixon, as well as his five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Evan and Katherine Summers, and Amber and Tristan Melson.
A funeral Mass in celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, 2315 South Ave, Syracuse. Family and friends may call at the Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Avenue, Syracuse, on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucy's Ministries, 432 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY 13024.
The Family extends its heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, Van Duyn Rehabilitation Services and Bellevue Manor for the extraordinary care they have provided over the last few years.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard Journal on March 21, 2013
As a rookie, I remember watching Jimmy and John Fragola one warm summer night, crusing side by side down Warren Street on their police Harleys. I though they looked so cool, like the "masters of all they surveyed", and in a way, I guess the were.