Gilbert F. Dodson
CAMBRIDGE — Gilbert F. Dodson, 94, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Cambridge on Dec. 14, 1923, and was a son of the late John Franklin Dodson and Blanche Bell Dodson.
Mr. Dodson graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1940. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a decorated veteran of WWII. On June 10, 1948, he married the former Elizabeth Simmons, who passed away on Sept. 10, 2014.
Mr. Dodson worked at Deshields and Leonards, and later at Sears Roebuck as a service repairman and later as the Service Manager. Following his retirement from Sears, he went on to become the Maintenance Foreman at Easton Memorial Hospital. Not one to remain idle, he continued working with Terry Tubman, a lifelong friend, at Dorchester Antiques. He enjoyed playing golf, and bowling, and was a member of the Chesapeake Bowling Association, and the American Legion Post #91.
He is survived by his four children: Wallace Dodson and wife Sandy, of Cambridge; George Dodson and wife Patricia, of Newport News, VA; Joyce Malik, of Cambridge; Brenda Dill and husband Ralph, of Kilmarnock, VA; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Freddie Dodson, of Horntown, VA; two sisters: Gloria Whitby, of Easton; Dawn Holland, of Newcomb; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and his wife, Mr. Dodson was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Karoline Dodson; two sisters; and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge, with Rev. Dale Krotee officiating. Interment will follow at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or to the American Legion Post #91, P.O. Box 70, Cambridge, MD 21613.
GILBERT F. DODSON