Mary A. Dodge - Obituary
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Robert Livingston Dodge
One of three founders of the Dodge Family Association

ROBERT LIVINGSTON DODGE was born on July 2, 1921 in Newton, Massachusetts. When two years old, he moved from Nautaucket, Rhode Island to San Diego, California with his father Lews 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 WW II, 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 Colonial, counseling high school applicants to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was also an officer with the San Diego Police Department, becoming a Police Sergeant and San Diego Court Police Liaison.

He graduated from SDSU in 1976 with the degree in public administration.

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 (

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. He is 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.

His memorial servicve was held at Miramar Naval Air Station, Mirarmar, on December 7, 2012

Robert descended from John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, through John's son, William, who came to America in 1629, and settled in the area of Salem, Massachusetts..