Joseph Arthur Dodge and Elsa JUNGE Dodge
Joseph Arthur Dodge and Elsa JUNGE Dodge, husband and wife, died just 10 weeks apart
JOSEPH ARTHUR DODGE, 89, died on May 6, 2009 in Falmouth, Maine.
Colonel Dodge and his wife, Elsa, were long-time residents of Colonial Heights. Colonel Dodge received degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Richmond, and was also a graduate of the Artillery School, Signal Corps School, Command and General Staff College, and the Army Logistics Management Center.
Colonel Dodge served in Europe during and subsequent to World War II, with further assignments in Korea, Japan, and Italy. Principal U.S. assignments included the Field Artillery Replacement Training Center, the Signal Corps Replacement Training Center, and Third U.S. Army. Principal overseas assignments included the Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, Japanese Army Signal Depot, and NATO International Signal Support Group, Cincsouth, Naples, Italy. His final assignment was to the Army Logistics Management College.
Colonel Dodge's ten decorations and awards include the Bronze Star (merit), Army Commendation Medal, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Colonel Dodge served on the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Colonial Heights. He was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and its Southside Virginia Chapter, a past president of the chapter's Memorial Society, and a past director of Crater Chapter 1399 AARP. He was an elder and past treasurer of the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, and a life member-compiler of the Dodge Family Association.
Colonel Dodge was survived by his wife, Elsa, who subsequently passed away on July 11, 2009; and by his son, Joseph A. III and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Salisbury Dodge of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Robert H. and daughter-in-law, Marianne Moseley Dodge, and grandchildren, Eric and Susan, of Falmouth, Maine; and daughter, Elizabeth Dodge and son-in-law, Douglas Lovell, of Berkeley, California.
A memorial service and reception was held at the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. Memorials, if desired, can be directed to the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Friends are also asked to honor Joe and Elsa's spirit of generosity by extending help and support to others in need.
ELSA JUNGE DODGE, 89, died on July 11, 2009, in Falmouth, Maine. Elsa and her husband, Colonel (USA retired) Joseph A. Dodge were long-time residents of Colonial Heights. She was born in Warstade, northern Germany, the first of two children of the late Henry and Erna Junge.
In 1928, the family emigrated to New York, where Elsa graduated from the nursing program of the Rochester General Hospital. During World War II she served as a lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps aboard the US Army Hospital Ship John L. Clem in the Mediterranean Sea. Elsa's four battle stars were awarded for over-the-beach support of four operations, including that of Southern France. She retired in 1985 from employment in the emergency room of Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.
Elsa was preceded in death by Joseph, her husband of 66 years. She is survived by her son, Joseph A. III and daughter-in-law Cheryl Salisbury Dodge of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Robert H. and daughter-in-law Marianne Moseley Dodge and grandchildren Eric and Susan of Falmouth, Maine; and daughter Elizabeth Dodge and son-in-law Douglas Lovell of Berkeley, Calif.
A memorial service and reception was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be directed to the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Friends are also asked to honor Joe and Elsa's spirit of generosity by extending help and support to others in need.
Published in The Progress-Index on 7/29/2009