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WEST SAND LAKE - Charles L. Dodson Jr., 81, of West Sand Lake Road died Friday, August 16, 2013, at Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was son of the late Charles L. Dodson Sr. and Irene P. Whalen Dodson and beloved husband for 54 years to the late Janet A. Garrahan Dodson, who passed away in October of 2012. He had resided in West Sand Lake most of his life and was a graduate of Averill Park High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in science from Cornell University in 1954.
Mr. Dodson was a vice president at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany for many years retiring in 1988 and the owner of Patroon Nursery in West Sand Lake until November 2011.
Charles had many passions which included gardening, carpentry, reading and history.
He is survived by his four children, Ann Dodson, Ellen Dodson, both of Troy, Kathleen Dodson of West Sand Lake and David (Elaine) Dodson of Brunswick; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Shannon Dodson; his brother Richard (Priscilla) Dodson of New Bern, N.C.; his brother-in-law Thomas Clickner of West Sand Lake and sister-in-law Gloria Garrahan in Troy; dearest family friend Norman Warner III; several cousins of the Whalen family; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Riley, who never left his side.
He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia P. Clickner; and brother-in-law, James Garrahan.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. James J. Vaughan.
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in West Sand Lake.
The family wishes to express its most sincere thanks to Dr. David Strumpf, Sharon Bass and the Samaritan Hospital ICU staff for their care, kindness and support. And to Charles's many friends who have expressed their appreciation for his intervention in their lives over the last 38 years, the family wishes them to know that he valued their friendship dearly and appreciated their equally positive effect on his life.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Charles L. Dodson Jr. to the Food Pantries for the Capital District, 32 Essex St., Albany, NY 12206; or to The Wilson House of East Dorset, P.O. Box 46, East Dorset, VT 05253-0046.
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Published in The Record from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2013
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- Marietta Mitchell
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- Colleen Connell Smith
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- Susan Rocco
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