Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gilbert Arthur Dodge 2000

Gilbert Arthur Dodge
Died July 12, 2000

TRAVERSE CITY - Gilbert Arthur Dodge, 73, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Born Feb. 5, 1927, in Detroit, he was the son of John G. and Gladys E. (Collins) Dodge. On Dec. 27, 1969, in Detroit, he married the former May Atkinson of Kendal Cumbria, England.

Gilbert was a university campus director at Wayne State University, retiring April 25, 1984. Prior to that he had worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Los Angeles. He served with Army Transportation Corp during the Korean War, completed active service in 1955 and resigned his commission in 1965. Gilbert was a member of the American Institute of Planners, Michigan Group of Planners and Theta XI Fraternity University of South California, where he received his BA. Master of Urban Planner was received at Wayne State University. He brought his lovely wife from England where she was a head mistress. Gilbert became a member of Grace Episcopal Church in December, 1998. He is survived by his wife, May Dodge, of Traverse City; mother, Gladys E. Dodge of Detroit; brother, Neil G. Dodge of W. Bloomfield and a nephew, Robert M. Dodge of Denver.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City with Rev. Catherine Woods Richardson officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the Dodge family has suggested that memorials be directed to either Interlochen Public Radio or a charity of one's choice. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.