In Memory


Gregg W. Dixon


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07/07/19 12:19 PM #1    

Polly Dancyger (Sherard)

I’m so glad I had a chance to visit with Gregg and Valerie at our 50th reunion. While Gregg was certainly a brilliant student, he was also such a lovely guy in high school, always friendly and helpful if you happened to share a class with him. It’s not a surprise to read of his many impressive accomplishments.  At our reunion, I was struck by how well Gregg seemed to accept his circumstances after the aneurysm took so much away from him. My sincere condolences to Valerie and his family. May Gregg rest In peace. He will be remembered fondly. 

07/15/19 09:56 PM #2    

Diane Kewley (Kewley-Port)

Our after senior prom was filled with good friends (Gregg Dixon to the right), and joyful music (left of Gregg is Eliane Segal, Bob Port [my husband of 52 years] and Juldy Lowry).Gregg was a wonderful contributor our our group that loved to go to art house movies and read plays together for fun. I'm sorry I didn't see him often as our engineering and teaching careers overlapped and would have been fun to share. Friendships and memories of Gregg and of Judy Lowry have been special to me all my life.

07/16/19 09:58 AM #3    

Stephen Young

Gregg was a true friend to me . He was a chorister while I was an acolyte at Christ Church, Shaker Heights. I was late in getting my driver's licence, and Gregg would often chauffeur me to various events such as Youth Fellowship on late Sunday afternoons. Meredith Spencer and Judith Lowry often attended Youth Fellowship. My condolences to his family and all who were fortunate to have known Gregg. 

07/17/19 09:47 AM #4    

Stuart Hirsch

Note sent to Mark Dixon, Gregg's oldest son and his response
Dear Stuart,
Thank you for reaching out! I am Gregg's first son, Mark. I truly appreciate your shared memories of Gregg, and yes, his oboe playing was certainly a notable part of his life. I apologize it wasn't mentioned in the obituary, but we love to hear him play when he was still able. Indeed, I'm listening to the Marriage of Figaro now at your suggestion. If you have any other pieces that you suspect he fondly remembered, I'd love to know those as well.
It has been quite a tearful, yet joyful experience to communicate with family and friends about my father's death. Notes like yours make it all the more worthwhile. Thank you! 
With deep appreciation,
Mark Dixon


On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 1:32 PM Stuart Hirsch <> wrote:
I am Stuart Hirsch, former classmate of Gregg from Shaker Heights High School, Class of 61. Gregg and I shared many classes together.  I, of course, remember him for his gift in math and science.  During my service time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, I am an ophthalmologist, a mutual friend, Greg Levin, visited Washington.  He had been in contact with Gregg, and we all met for dinner at a Northern Chinese Restaurant in Bethesda. .  This was shortly after Nixon opened up China and Northern Chinese cooking became the rage.  In fact, it was first time with moo sho pork.  I am assuming that Valarie may remember this dinner.  It was a great reunion. 

I am also assuming that you are Gregg’s son?  In any event, I have another fond memory of Gregg.  I noticed in the obituary there was no mention of Gregg’s oboe playing.   When we played in the high school band together, we performed the Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture.   There is a prominent oboe figure followed by a clarinet motif.  To this day when I hear this overture, I think of Gregg’s playing with the fondest of memories.

Our last meeting was at one of the recent reunions.  We were able to communicate even though Gregg was in a weak state.  I will always remember his warmth, kindness, accomplishments and friendship, and of course, his musical skills.

I am sure that he made a positive impact on all who knew him.  He is missed.

Stuart Hirsch

07/17/19 04:19 PM #5    

Virginia Coneglio (McCormac)

Gregg was a really nice guy and a good friend. I’m so glad I knew him!

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