Age 87, a longtime resident of Crafton, on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Beloved husband of 62 years to Dolores (Ricciardella) Dodd; father of Gale, Jr. (Rhonda), Gary, Gregg (Aimee) and Carol Dodd; five grandchildren; brother of Nancy Wojtasiak, Virginia Stevick, Charles, Frank, William and the late Donald Dodd, and Marjorie Avenell; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gale was a decorated WWII veteran with the US Navy and a Korean War veteran with the US Army. He was known for his warm smile, sense of humor and dedication to his family and friends. Visitation 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the SCHEPNER McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC. , 165 Noble Ave., Crafton. Funeral Service 9 a.m. Monday (will gather at funeral home 8 a.m.) in the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Crafton. Burial will be with full military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 2 to May 4, 2014