DODGE--Linwood Waken, 89, of 32 Lake Drive, Stockbridge, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. His death followed a car accident in Lenox on October 4, 2012. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 1, 1923, a son of the late Frank and Ethel (Jencks) Dodge. He attended schools in Providence where he worked on greenhouses. He attended Brown University in Providence and went on to obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Dodge worked on research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School on bladder tumors and on Eco System research on cranberry bogs. He also worked on the solution of housing problems in Chicago. He then moved to New York City where he continued doing research at New York University on the NASA spinoff to the domestic economy and had taught mathematics in grammar schools in Newark, NJ and at I.S. 201 in Harlem, NY. Mr. Dodge was a Quaker and proud of his heritage. He was a longtime activist in the gay rights movement and for civil and women's rights, publishing many materials including the Apple Seed Newspaper through the Community Press Publications. Mr. Dodge is well known in New York City for his designing of pro feminism and women's movement posters. He was a member of the Stockbridge Bowl Association and the Lake Drive Association. He enjoyed photography, botany, the outdoors and was an avid dog lover. He also enjoyed the Town of Adams for its Quaker Heritage and the Susan B. Anthony Museum. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Chandler Dodge. Funeral services will be private at a later date. There are no calling hours. The Paciorek Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of services. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 1, 2013