Edith Dixon

Obituary of Edith Robb Dixon

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Edith Robb Dixon passed away on May 18 at the age of 91, following a brief and sudden illness. She was blessed to have lived a remarkable life with family and friends. A born and bred Philadelphian, she spent time in Winter Harbor, Maine and Palm Beach, Florida, but Philadelphia was always home. Along with her husband, Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. (d. 2006), she was active in the communities in which she lived - attending sports events and charity functions, working on Boards and volunteering. Upon her husbands passing, she took an even more active role on many Boards including assuming the Chairmanship of some. She was always ready to give her well-thought-out opinion and lead with knowledge, passion and determination. She remained active on the Boards of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Abington Jefferson Hospital, the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and the Hill at Whitemarsh of which she was a resident. Edith was a true philanthropist, and her generosity expressed a love for family, friends, and the thoughtfully chosen organizations she served across healthcare, education, the arts, and environmental preservation. Edith was also passionate about her faith and was an active member of St. Paul's Church in Philadelphia, Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach and St. Christopher's-by-the-Sea in Winter Harbor, Maine. She was chair of the church committee in Maine for many years and still was a strong sounding board for those currently serving. Edith is survived by her brother, David B. Robb (Patricia), her children George Dixon (Judith) and Ellin Miller (Bruce), grandchildren Christopher Dixon (Karen), Sarah Dixon, and Hilary Spandorfer (Robert) and four great grandchildren. A memorial service and reception will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to – Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, P.O. Box 277, Winter Harbor, ME 04693 (www.schoodicinstitute.org) St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Avenue, Stevenson, MD 21153 (www.stt.org) St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (www.stpaulschestnuthill.org) Winter Harbor Yacht Club, Grindstone Avenue, P.O. Box 2, Winter Harbor, ME 04693 Grindstone Association Pool Fund, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
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