DODGE, ROBERT LIVINGSTON Born on July 2, 1921 in Newton, Massachusetts. When two years old, he moved from Nausaucket, Rhode Island to San Diego, California with his father Lewis H. Dodge and mother Annie Bailey (Gilmore). He grew up in the Kensington area, and graduated from Hoover High School. He served in the California Conservation Corp at Cuyamaca State Park. In WWII, he served in Europe with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B17 pilot, based in Thurleigh, England, the 306 Bomb Group. After war, he continued in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of Colonel, counseling high school applicants to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Also, he was an officer with the San Diego Police Department, becoming a Police Sergeant and San Diego Court Police Liaison. He graduated from SDSU in 1975 with a degree in Vocational Arts. Robert was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and then the Mission San Diego de Acala. He was an active member of Sons of the American Revolution, Military Order of the World Wars, and the Order of Daedalians. A founding member and Past President of the Dodge Family Association (DodgeFamily.org
). He served as Chairman of Congressional selection committee of U.S. Service Academy applicants, Congressman Duncan Hunter's office, and served as camp host, Trinity California State Park. Robert died in San Diego, November 18, 2012. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Hilda M. Dodge, his son Peter W. Dodge, daughters Marianne E. Zeigler, Patricia Dodge Simpkins, son-in-law William R. Zeigler and granddaughter, Lauren M. Wainscott. For memorial information, call 619-928-4221 or email: [email protected]
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012.