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The Telegram
  • Wayne P. Dodge

  • Wayne P. Dodge, 90, of Ilion, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.

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  • Wayne P. Dodge, 90, of Ilion, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
    Wayne was born on April 3, 1920, in Schuyler, the son of the late Clarence and Mable (Kane) Dodge. He was educated in Schuyler schools. After high school, Wayne served in the Army during World War II from June 1945 until July 1946. On June 10, 1942, he married the former Eunice Mosher in Herkimer. Eunice passed away on March 2, 2005.
    Wayne worked as a heavy equipment operator at Griffiss Air Base in Rome until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the West Schuyler United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion.
    Wayne is survived by his son, Dennis and his wife, Judith, of Hebron, N.H.; a daughter, Darlene and her husband, Sal Marchese, of Whitesboro; his brothers, Clayton, of Ilion, Kenneth and his wife, Eleanor, and Curtis, all of Schuyler; a sister-in-law, Shirley Dodge, of Schuyler; grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband, Chris Bolduc, Brett Dodge, Kyrra, Derek Marchese, and Kyle and his wife, Jessica Marchese; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Elaina Bolduc; and his constant canine companion, Sandy. Wayne was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Wilson Dodge, Doris Prosser, Patricia Cote, Denslow, Jessie and Donald Dodge.
    A memorial service for Wayne will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the West Schuyler United Methodist Church, Woods Road in Schuyler, with Rev. Cindy Makarchuk officiating. Interment will follow in the West Schuyler Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the church.
    In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial donations to the Ilion Ambulance or the West Schuyler Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
    Arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion.
    Memorial candles may be lit and condolences left by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

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