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Linsley V. Dodge Jr. 1925-2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Linsley V. Dodge Jr., "Bud" or "Lin", a resident of Williamstown, since 1999, died peacefully in his sleep at Sweetbrook Care Center on April 17th, 2012. Born in Adams, on March 26, 1925, Dodge moved to Greenwich, Conn., with his parents in 1935. After attending Greenwich Country Day School, Eaglebrook School, and Deerfield Academy, he enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 midway through World War II, and later served as a junior officer on the cruiser USS Topeka in the occupation of Japan, 1945-46. Dodge graduated with a BA degree cum laude from Williams College in 1948. An active alumnus through the years, and class secretary from 1953-93, he was elected president of the '48 class at its 50th reunion. He was employed by the Associated Press in 1948-49, and later was a business-financial writer for the United Press International in the 1950's. He then entered the public relations field, working at a number of New York agencies including BBDO, Young and Rubicam and Carl Byoir & Associates. He also worked at Lone Star Industries in Greenwich. He wrote Op-ed editorials for Southern CT Newspapers (The Advocate, and The Greenwich Time). He was an active musician (keyboard) all his life. Beyond playing piano with jazz groups and leading sing-alongs, he was back-up organist for two Connecticut churches, and was interim organist in 2001-2 for the Second Congregational Church in Williamstown. He also played drums or glockenspiel in marching/concert bands. In Williamstown, Dodge was a life member of the North Berkshire Salvation Army board, and was chairman, 2005-06. He also volunteered with the A.R.C. Blood Bank. Dodge was married and divorced twice. Surviving are three daughters, Plunkett Dodge-Peterson of Wilmington N.C.; Lindsey Lanigan of Dover, Mass; Grainne DuMont of Check, Va., and one son , Timothy Dodge, of Stamford, Conn. He was also survived by five grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held at the 2nd Congregational Church, in South Williamstown on Monday April 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to Alumni Fund, Williams College class of 1948, 75 Park St. Williamstown, MA 01267. The FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONATGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 19, 2012
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