Richard Arlen Dodge

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DODGE Richard Arlen Dodge passed away at his home January 22, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was born at his home on Route 2, in Marysville, Ohio to Homer T. and Lucille Watts Dodge on February 23, 1929. He was a graduate of New California High School, Jerome Township, attended Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Education and Counseling. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and was a teacher and counselor in Columbus Public Schools from 1954-1986. He was involved in many, many community projects but his highlight was serving on the Del-Co Water Board 1989-2010 as a director. He married the love of his life, Gloria Jean Brust, on May 26, 1952. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; his three sons, Robert (Fran), Rickey (Janie), and Ronald (Adele) Dodge all of Concord Township; seven grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, and Gina Dodge, Kasey (Nick) Leali, Susan (Dan) Buck, and Carrie Dodge and Benjamin Dodge; and one great grandson, Alexander Leali. Survivors also include his brothers, Joseph (Karen) Dodge, Marysville, Ohio, Jim Dodge, Delaware, Ohio; and several dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Virginia Hein, Toledo, Ohio, brothers Thomas J. Dodge, Arizona, Amer J. Dodge, Marysville, a nephew Jeffery McCoy, Delaware, Ohio, and a niece Colleen Higley, Toledo, Ohio. In compliance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to Buckeye Valley Athletic Boosters or Buckeye Valley Band Boosters, 901 Coover Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015, or HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Ohio 43214-4034 or HomeReach Hospice of Delaware, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Arrangements by ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be expressed on our web site www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com