Patricia Dodd
1926 - 2020
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Dodd, Patricia
1926 - 2020
Patricia Dana Dodd, nee Bodiford, died in the early morning of Thursday, July 30, in Columbus, OH. She was 93 years old. The cause of death was the novel coronavirus. The eldest of six children, Pat was born in Springville, AL, on December 11, 1926, to Alma Irene and John Paul Bodiford. Her family's simple, often challenging, circumstances inspired a deep humility and compassion for others that were the cornerstones of her character. Stunningly beautiful, self-taught and proudly independent, Pat left the South at the age of sixteen and worked as a fashion model until she met and married David Dana, son of New York socialite Eleanor Naylor Dana and her husband, noted industrialist Charles A. Dana. Together they moved to Toledo, OH, where David worked for the Dana Corporation. Pat's life's work and greatest joy were her five children. She traveled widely, especially with her third husband, Edwin D. Dodd, who was the Chairman and CEO of Owens Illinois. Together they explored the world and delighted in hosting large and boisterous family gatherings at their homes in Perrysburg, OH, the Bahamas and their farm in West Virginia. She was an active philanthropist, serving for many years on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo and on the Board of The Randall M. and Nancy M. Dana Foundation.
She was a frequent feature in the society pages, always glamorous and beautifully turned out. Wardrobe was her only acknowledged—and utterly unrepented--vice. Pat is preceded in death by her beloved eldest son Randall Dana, and her husband Edwin Dodd. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Nancy (Randall) Dana of Columbus, OH; son, Charles Dana of Columbus, OH; daughter, Deborah (Patrick) Horvath of Edwards, CO; daughter, Stephanie (Duane) Stranahan of Bozeman, MT; daughter, Amy (Joseph Profaci) Dana of Greenwich, CT; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her three sisters and a brother. A private service will be held for the family. For extended obituary, please visit Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2020.
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August 9, 2020
I just read my post for Mrs Dodd and actually it is UNION Cemetery where I met Mrs Dodd caring for her family plot and not Greenlawn. She was so beautiful. .. I'll never forget our conversations and Thank You
Lydia Valentine
August 8, 2020
I only met Patricia once. My wife Ann and I spent an afternoon with her in her Perrysburg home. It was the early '70s and we were a relatively newlywed couple. The time we shared that afternoon with this kind and considerate woman is a personal testament to what others have said. Learning of her passing saddens us but the memory of just a few hours with her undistracted focus on this young couple confirms the fact that we never know the impact that our words and actions make to another human being. She was special to us and we extend our sincere condolences to her family.
Rest in peace, our friend.
Fred &, Ann Eberly
Fred Eberly
August 5, 2020
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August 5, 2020
To The Dana Family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mrs. Dodd.
Her kindness, caring and gracious presence was welcoming and palpable. She touched many lives with her joy. She always took the time to see how you were. She was always smiling!
She had a love for all of life and humanity. She will be fondly remembered.
Michael Zerner
Michael Zerner
August 5, 2020
Mrs Dodd I've missed seeing you at Greenlawn tending your family resting place. You had a presence of Royalty when your black limo type car would pull up. I promised you I would dress your graves when you no longer can do it and I will keep an eye on the weeds. Rest well Mrs Dodd it was my pleasure to meet you many years ago. Sincerely...
Lydia Valentine
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