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Ezra Thompson Dodge, A Tristram Descendant
Obituary provided by Cummings Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.

June 12, 2007

CLAYTON, N.Y. - Ezra T. Dodge, 81, a long-time resident of Clayton, died Monday morning, June 11, at Samaritan Medical Center. He had been admitted on June 7.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the New Life Christian Church, Depauville, with Rev. Kirk Gilchrist, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, town of Cape Vincent.

Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the New Life Christian Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 81, or to the Depauville Volunteer Fire Department, 15231 School Rd., both in Depauville, NY 13632.

Born April 22, 1926, in Watertown, the son of Burton C. and Nina E. Thompson Dodge, he graduated from Clayton High School.

He married Alice V. Kershner on May 1, 1949 in Hagerstown, Md. She died on Jan. 6, 2003.

Mr. Dodge entered the United States Army Air Force on Aug. 3, 1946. He received the Army of Occupation Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon. He served with the 1100th Base Flight Squadron and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on Aug. 2, 1949. Prior to his time in the Army Air Force, he served in the Army for 1 year and two months.

He worked for the New York Airbrake, Watertown, as a machinist for 10 years. He then took over the family farm on County Route 9 in Clayton.

Mr. Dodge was a member of the New Life Christian Church.

He is survived by his two brothers and their wives, Forrest B. and Faith Dodge, Orlando, Fla., and Paul A. and Sharon Dodge, Spokane, Wa.; and his nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His four sons died before him, Gary B., June 2, 1974, Mark A., Oct. 24, 1976, Dale A., June 29, 1986, and a male infant on Nov. 6, 1964.


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