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Gerald "Jerry" Dodd


1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Gerald "Jerry" Dodd Obituary
December 12, 1931 - December 9, 2017 Jerry Dodd passed away after a lengthy and courageous struggle with progressive supranuclear palsy. Jerry was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to California when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Downey High School and began his university education at UCLA. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and served honorably as an M.P. After finishing his military service, he completed his education at UCLA. He had a distinquished career as a teacher and an administrator in the LAUSD. During his 40-year career he served as principal at Markman Middle School, Revere Middle School and Palisades Charter School. He retired at the age 60 and immediately embarked on his quest for a law degree. In 1998 he earned his J.D. degree and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He began a prestigious career as an immigration attorney, counselor and advocate. His professional life was marked by 60 years of striving for and achieving excellence. He died as he lived; with courage, dignity and peace with the people around him. Jerry Dodd always did the right things for the right reasons. He will be missed by all who knew him, but none more profoundly than his soulmate and wife, Carol, his children, John and Carla and granddaughters, Abigail and Phoebe Dodd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2017
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