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Lebanon Philanthropist Frank Dixon Dies at 92

Lebanon Businessman and Philanthropist Francis J. Dixon (1929-2021)

A titan of the Lebanon community is no more.

Last Thursday, December 16th, Lebanon businessman and philanthropist Francis J. Dixon passed away at age 92, following a brave battle with cancer.

Frank, as he was known near and far, appeared on WLBR’s “On-Air with Laura LeBeau” program in 2010 and spoke about his humble beginnings:

But from that meager start, Dixon rose to success. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he went on to work for a number of companies in the pharmaceutical industry before purchasing a Lebanon scrapyard and turning it into Brandywine Recyclers, which grew to have several branches throughout Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

Ultimately, with further success in real estate development came the Francis J. Dixon Charitable Healthcare Initiatives in Lebanon County.

He credited his mother with his spirit of generosity:

Asked what motivates him, Dixon said it was his charitable work:

Frank Dixon is survived by his wife, ELsie, to whom he was married for 72 years; two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated January 8th, 2022 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 8th and Cumberland Streets in Lebanon. Private interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.