Fall 2015

Way Too Short 

How Alvin Bixon, ’47, celebrated his 93rd birthday

300W alvin skydive revTo celebrate his 93rd birthday, Alvin Bixon, ’47, made his first jump from an airplane high over Sebastian, Florida, on June 30. “He had always felt it would be a great adventure and wanted to try it,” daughter Ronda reports. On landing, Bixon, who worked as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Malden, Massachusetts, from 1955 to 1986, said the free fall was awesome, but way too short. Asked what he planned to do for his next birthday, he laughed and responded, “Still be breathing.”

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