SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 27, 2011

Waldo E. Dodge, 89


RALEIGH, N.C. — Waldo E. Dodge, age 89, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at the Hospice of Wake County in Raleigh, N.C.

He was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Beverly and graduated from Deerfield Academy. College was interrupted by World War ll, as he was a First LT in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Amherst College with the class of 1945. He earned graduate degrees from MIT, Rutgers and Babson Business School.

He began his business career at Old Colony Bank and Trust Company in Boston. He become Senior Vice President of the Trust Division when the bank merged with Bank of Boston and later Bank of America. He retired at age 62 to Hilton Head, S.C.

He was civic minded and donated efforts as a member of the Beverly School Committee, member of the Board of Trustees for The School for the Deaf in Beverly, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Forsyth Dental School in Boston.

He served as a trustee for the Board of the Ames Plantation of Grand Junction, Tenn., and fostered the plantation affiliation with the University of Tennessee. The plantation provides the home of the National Bird Dog Championship, which is run each February. Mr. Dodge believed in giving back and contributed to many charities.

He is survived by Pearl, his wife of 67 years; a son, Rhett Dodge of Amelia Island, Fla.; and Pamela Dodge-Hendrickson of Raleigh, N.C. He also leaves a granddaughter, Lauren Wilhelm of Columbia, Ill.; and three great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Burial will be in Beverly on Sept. 24, 2011 with an 11 a.m. service at the Church in the Cove, which he helped found. Internment will immediately follow at the Central Cemetery in Beverly. He passed peacefully under the care of Hospice of Wake County in Raleigh, N.C. Donations to this nonprofit are encouraged in lieu of flowers, or Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, TN 38039.