Harold Clare Dodge, Jr., lived all of his 83 years in California. He was born in San Leandro to Frances and Harold Dodge, and had one brother, James (Clare), all of
whom went to heaven before him.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janice Ford, six daughters; Pamela (Bob), Cynthia (Bob), Mechalina (Richard), Cheryl (John), Danette (Dan), Annette (Edgar), nine grandchildren, and three great grand- children. Being an Electronic Technician was his job but his real loves were the family traditions, watching the Wizard of Oz on TV every year, Easter egg hunts, birthday gatherings, and Christmas morning. Through the years he enjoyed many cruises. He was an avid Raider fan and regularly added to his many collections: ships, books, movies, and beer
steins. He moved to Manteca from Newark 10 years ago and joined the Lord after a lengthy illness. Coincidentally, two days after his passing, his favorite cat, Shadow, joined him in heaven.
Viewing is Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, (510) 474-0415.
Memorial service is Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. Manteca Presbyterian Church, 275 N. Main St., Manteca, (209) 239-3159.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Optimal Hospice Cares, 3461 Brookside Rd., Suite A2, Stockton, CA 95219 or Manteca Presbyterian Church, 275 N. Main St., Manteca, CA 95336.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, August 26, 2015