July 18, 2020

    Dr. Donald M. Dixon, 78, of Cazenovia passed away unexpectedly Saturday. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, Don has been a resident of Cazenovia since 1976. Don was an optometrist since 1966 operating Dr. Donald Dixon Optometry in Manlius. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War serving from 1966-1968. Don was a communicant of St. James Church in Cazenovia. He had been a member of the Cazenovia and the Manlius Lions Club. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren and as a diligent and hardworking man who was always trying to accomplish something. Two of his many goals in life were to visit all of the National Parks in the U.S. and his endless search for the perfect Pizza. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Judith Kolecke, his sons, James (Jennifer) of Palo Alto, California and Thomas of Buffalo, his sister Alice Weber of Dunedin, Fl., and his grandchildren, Maxwell, Lincoln and Genevieve. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Dixon and his brother Dwight. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2020 in St. James Cemetery, Lincklaen Rd. Cazenovia. Masks and social distancing are required. Contributions in Don’s memory may be made to St. James Church, 6 Green St. Cazenovia, NY 13035.


    CAZENOVIA 315-655-8101



    Dear Judy and Family, We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Don. Jim worked with him for many years at Sterling Optical. Our prayers are with you, the children and the grandchildren. Jean and Jim Sciara


    We are saddened to learn this news of the passing of Dr. Dixon...having been to see him for our eye glass needs in both Manlius and at Walmart...and also being Amway Distributors with him MANY years ago in Cazenovia. He had a great sense of humor and it was nice to "see" him again...professionally for our eye care needs in more recent years. We hope he found the "perfect pizza" somewhere and wish he had shared his discovery with us.