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Earl "Bob" R. Dodge

November 2, 1930 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 88)

Earl Robert “Bob” Dodge, 88, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, WV.  Born on November 2, 1930 in Oakland, he was the son of the late Artie and Hazel (Mosser) Dodge.  Bob was a graduate of Oakland High School and a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He followed in the footsteps of his family and was a third-generation dairy farmer. Bob was a strong, hard-working man with a gentle soul.  He enjoyed farming and shared his passion of the land and the cows with his family.  Bob is survived by his children, Earl William “Bill” Dodge of Hedgesville, WV, James Robert “Jim” Dodge and wife Lori of Duncansville, PA, Thomas Ray “Tom” Dodge of Oakland and Lori Sue (Dodge) Tichnell and husband Randy of Oakland; grandchildren, Amy Spangler and husband Tony, Brian Dodge and wife Erin, Sara Froom and husband Andrew, Mark Dodge, Michael Dodge and wife Agnes, Daniel Dodge and wife Heidi, Nicole Vance, Jen Noel and husband Dave, Nathan Tichnell and wife Brittney, Faith Tichnell and fiancé Keith Chapman; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Jones.   In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Lorene Day (Gnegy) Dodge, on October 27, 2007; a grandson, Matt Vance; a great grandson, Cody Noel; and a sister, Kathleen Keiper.  Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Sunday, January 13, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A funeral service will be held in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Red House, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1 PM with Pastor Michael Wright officiating.  Interment will follow in the Red House Lutheran Cemetery. A special thank you to the Bob’s neighbors and the Gortner Amish Community for their tireless support.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3301 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550 or to the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad, 200 Baltimore Ave., Oakland, MD 21550. 

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