2010-12-17 / Community

New DSNY Garage Dedicated To Stephen Dixon

New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty addresses sanitation workers and members of the Dixon family. New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty addresses sanitation workers and members of the Dixon family. Queens resident and Far Rockaway sanitation worker Stephen Dixon collapsed on the morning of March 12, 2009 after suffering a massive heart attack.

On Wednesday, the New York City Department of Sanitation said thank you for his nearly 20 years of service by renaming the new Queens East 14 sanitation garage in his memory.

The garage, located at Beach 51 Street and Almeda Avenue, played host to a ceremony and remarks by DSNY commissioner John Doherty, and co-workers and family of Dixon, who was 61 when he died.

The ceremony concluded with the official dedication to Dixon with an unveiling of a commemorative plaque and outdoor signage bearing his name.

Many in attendance recalled how Dixon was a caring and hardworking co-worker, husband, father and grandfather.

The Dixon family outside the Queens East 14 garage that is now named after Stephen Dixon. The Dixon family outside the Queens East 14 garage that is now named after Stephen Dixon. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dianne, four daughters and eight grandchildren.
Co-workers of Dixon present his wife and four daughters with flowers. A photo of Dixon is alongside them. Co-workers of Dixon present his wife and four daughters with flowers. A photo of Dixon is alongside them.
Left, Doherty and Dixon’s wife, Dianne, unveil a commemorative plaque in his name. Above, Dianne Dixon addresses everyone in attendance. Left, Doherty and Dixon’s wife, Dianne, unveil a commemorative plaque in his name. Above, Dianne Dixon addresses everyone in attendance.

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