Funeral services for William J. (Jim) Dodd, age 75, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 10:00AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in Makawao Cemetery in Makawao, Hawaii. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Dodd passed away at his home on Sunday, November 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
William is survived by his wife, Muriel; three sons, Andy Dodd and his wife, Karrie, of Ogdensburg, NY; Danny Dodd of Spokane, WA and Jonathan Dodd of Maui, HI; four sisters, Joanne Duprey and her husband, Mike, of Lisbon, NY, Sandy Dodd Patterson and her husband, James, of Ocklawaha, FL, Kathy Larock and her husband, Steve, of Ogdensburg, NY and Patricia Dodd-McNeil of Decatur, GA; two brothers, Thomas Dodd and his wife, Elizabeth of Chittenango, NY and Donald Dodd and his wife, Sue, of Slate Run, PA; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
William was born on October 23, 1942, in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of William and Jean Bushaw Dodd. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1961. William married Muriel Elaban on July 18, 1963, in Hawaii. Mr. Dodd entered the United States Army in 1961 and served until 1964 when he was honorably discharged. William and his father owned J & B Plumbing in Ogdensburg, NY until he joined the Local 117, where he did refrigeration and air-conditioning. Mr. Dodd retired from Local Union 675 in Hawaii in 2000.
Mr. Dodd enjoyed growing corn, having honeybees, traveling, hunting, fishing and camping.
Donations may be made in William’s memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.