Monday, November 27, 2000 - H. Winfield Dodge, 94 |
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BATH -- H. Winfield "Winn" Dodge, 94, formerly of Congress Avenue and a longtime former resident of East Boothbay, died Nov. 24, 2000, at the Freeport Nursing Home, where he had been a resident the past six months.
He was born in Boothbay, a son of Martin p. and Charlotte Morrison Poor Dodge, and graduated from East Boothbay High School.
He served in the Coast Guard during the later part of the prohibition era.
In 1932 he enrolled in a correspondence course in Show Card Writing and Design from the Menhenitt Co. of Toronto, and worked on sign painting, boat lettering and gold leaf work.
On May 29, 1937, he married I. Melva Bullock of Augusta, living at Ocean Point for the first two summers. At the time of his marriage, he was a lobsterman working out of Linekin Bay.
Mr. Dodge was a deputy sheriff of Lincoln County for several years. He worked at local shipyards and was head foreman of painting for 25 years for Hodgdon Brothers and Goody and Stevens when they merged to build 10 mine sweepers for the Navy, and when they built the Sea Star, a 109-foot steel yacht, and the America, a 104-foot replica of the America winner of the America's Cup in 1851.
Mr. and Mrs. Dodge operated "The Little Anchor" lobster shop on Ocean Point Road.
A former harbor master for the town of Boothbay and a selectman for nine years, he served as chairman for two years.
He was a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society, the Dodge Family Association of America, the Bath United Methodist Church, and the Bath Area Senior Citizens Club, where he enjoyed playing pocket billiards. He was a former member of the Knights of Pythias of Boothbay Harbor, the East Boothbay Methodist Church and was Past Master of the Bay View Lodge of Masons of Boothbay, and the Crescent Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star of East Boothbay.
After retiring in 1970, he and his wife wintered in Florida and Georgia before moving here. His wife died Nov. 18, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Cantell of Bath, Sharon Riley of Lake Ridge, Va., and Gail Marzluff of Hillsborough, N.C.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath, where the Bay View Lodge will hold a prayer service. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Russell Peppe officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.