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Henry C. "Hank" Dixon

October 5, 1928 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 90)

Obituary

July 1, 2019, age 90. Predeceased by first wife Joan and son Paul Dixon. Survived by his devoted wife of 35 years Judith (Moore) of Rochester, NY; daughters Sally Dixon (Wayne Heid) of Webster, NY, and Melissa Beaver (Keith) of Danbury, CT; son Samuel Dixon of Morrow, GA; brother Morris S. Dixon, Jr., of Cleveland, OH; stepchildren Katherine Moore-Mueller (Michael) of Penn Yan, NY; Eric Moore of Rochester, NY; Leslie Mooney (Robert) of Fishers, IN; and grandchildren Kendra and Sean Beaver, Adam (Jaci) Moore, Taryn Moore, Robert and Jacqueline Mooney, Erica and Joshua Moore, Ryan (Megan) Heid and Matthew Heid; nieces and nephews.

Hank and Judy lived in Penfield, NY, for many years before moving in 2014 to St. John’s Brickstone community, followed by the Friendly Home in Rochester, NY, in February 2019. Hank grew up in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, where his father worked for the H.J. Heinz Company. He attended Denison University in Granville, OH, where he received his BA in Business in 1949, and obtained his MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, in 1950. He served with the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the Supply Corps Cost Inspection Service from 1952 to 1955.

In 1950, Hank joined the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, where he worked his entire career, rising from various Credit Department positions to serving as the Assistant General Manager of Kodak SpA in Italy, and ultimately retiring in 1989 as Kodak’s Assistant Treasurer, International. 

His volunteer affiliations included serving as a board member and president of the Penfield Public Library Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2001, and as a board member, Finance Committee chairman and treasurer of East House Corporation from 1997 to 2001. He also served many years on the Finance Committee of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester. He and Judy both volunteered with Asbury First’s Storehouse.

Hank enjoyed a big life. He and Judy spent many years traveling the world, bicycling, playing tennis, tasting wine and socializing with their many friends in the United States and Canada, and were faithful Sunday attendees of Asbury First. He was known for his “Kodak smile,” humorous wit, steadfast kindness and generosity, and most important, the deep love he had for his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, including the exceptionally dedicated caregivers who assisted him during the last years of his life.

Friends are invited to celebrate Hank’s life on Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 pm at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY, with a reception following the service.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 (https://www.lollypop.org/get-involved/give-today/honor-remember-gifts-of-love/), or the Asbury First Storehouse, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607.

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Services

Memorial Service
Sunday
July 14, 2019

1:00 PM
Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607

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