Christopher Dixon

Obituary of Christopher Engel Dixon

Christopher Engel Dixon (Chris), age 67, of Hadley, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home on January 24, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Chris was born in Coronado, California, the oldest son of the late Bruce D. and Barbara E. Dixon. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and was a graduate of University School. He moved east to attend (and graduate) from Hampshire College, where he met his wife of 39 years, Susan Dunn Dixon. Chris and Susan settled in Hadley, where Chris launched his business Audio Radiance. He was a musician and skier at heart, with a close circle of friends whom he always thought of as extended family.

Chris was a man with a heart of gold and anyone who met him was struck by his smile and optimism. He was a man of quick wit with a remarkable ability to recall from memory every detail from past events. His talent as a guitarist was legendary and he performed with many bands around the Northeast over the years.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, his beloved dog, Roxy, and siblings: Timothy D. Dixon (Yvonne), Lisa Dixon Bugos (Mark), and Cynthia Dixon Conway (Edward); stepmother Helen McCully Dixon, and step siblings Carrie McCully Brown (John) and Timothy M. McCully (Joanna). He leaves behind six nieces and a nephew, four step nieces and a step nephew. He loved animals and will be reunited in heaven with his canine best friends Cassidy, Remy & Zoe. He leaves behind many close friends (you know who you are), but especially Holly Perry and Jim Seltzer who were his rocks.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kestrel Land Trust; 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002. or to Cancer Research Institute; 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006 or The Institute for the Musical Arts: P.O. Box 867; Goshen, MA. 01032;

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