Niagara Gazette


February 3, 2014

David L. Dodge

HORNELL/NIAGARA FALLS — David L. Dodge, 70, of Wells Street, passed away Wednesday (January 29, 2014), at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo.

Born in Hornell, November 8, 1943, the son of Donald R. and Kathleen Horton Dodge, he had resided most of his life in Hornell and Niagara Falls.

David had been employed at Tops Grocery in Niagara Falls. He served his country as a member of the United States Army, as well as the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, and was a member of the AMVETS, the Hornell American    Legion Post, Hornell VFW and the Dansville Moose Lodge. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Donald Dodge.

He is survived by his wife, Dale Phillips Dodge; four daughters, Karen Vaughn of Bath, Kathleen Phillips of Addison, Kim Kenville and Kandy Brewer, both of Bath; two sons, Donald and David M. Dodge, both of Bath; five sisters, Helen (Robert) McKnight of Almond, Betty Butler of Hornell, Joan Ebner and Charlotte (Gary) Rumfelt, both of Hornell, and Donna (George) Brasted of Howard; one brother, Merle (Beverly) Dodge of Florida; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend David's funeral service on Wednesday at 11 AM, at the Bath VA Chapel. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Friends may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.

To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in David's memory, please visit

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