David A. Dodge
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David A. Dodge
  • January 13, 1929 - October 31, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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David A. Dodge, 88, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, following a period of declining health.

He was born January 13, 1929 in Malden, MA the son of Lyman and Ruth (Higgins) Dodge. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. For many years he worked as a Merchant Marine for American Trading Transportation.

For many years he owned and operated the Underwater Sports Dive Shop on Park Ave, in Keene. Underwater sports were his passion and he enjoyed his annual trips to the Caribbean to explore the layer under the sea. He would also go scuba-diving off the coast of Massachusetts. He also enjoyed cooking many different kinds of food, especially Japanese and his special spaghetti sauce. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Keene.

He is survived by his son: Thomas Dodge and his wife Stacy of Melrose MA, his daughter: Jennifer Chase and her husband Frank of Wakefield, MA, grandchildren: Adam Chase, Matthew Chase, Meghan Chase Jonathan Dodge and Brian Dodge, his friend and the mother of his children: Inga Dodge of Melrose, MA, sisters: Patricia Dodge and Sylvia Dodge and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by his brothers: Skip and Clayton Dodge.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time and will be announced as the date draws closer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 105 Maple Ave, Keene, NH. 03431.