Matthew (Matt) James Dodge, Sr

By Orleans Hub Posted 31 May 2022 at 11:50 am

Matthew (Matt) James Dodge, Sr, 66, died May 11, 2022 in his Cumming, GA home with his family by his side.

Matt was born Sept. 1, 1955 in Lockport, NY to Edward S. and M. Patricia Dodge. He graduated from Royalton-Hartland High School in 1973, where he was VP of his senior class and enjoyed many aspects of his high school, including being part of musicals and choir. He received a Bachelor Degree in Education from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1977. Matt began his teaching career in Houston, Texas where he met his wife, Suzanne.

He then enjoyed a 17-year career with Toys R Us as an Inventory Control Manager, finally retiring from Sony Mobile after 8 years. Matt was a kind and loving father who put his family first. He enjoyed reading (his favorite pastime), loved nature, our National Parks, and chasing waterfalls.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Amanda Nicole Dodge.

Survived by his wife of 43 years: Suzanna Veronica Dodge; children: Matthew J. (Ashley) Dodge, Jr, Jeffrey M. (Tori) Dodge, Travis A. Dodge, Wesley B. Dodge, Austin N. (Hilary) Dodge, Colleen N. Dodge; his siblings: Margaret (Harold) Allen, Mary (Mike) Cooley, Edward (Julie) Dodge, Daniel (Robin) Dodge; and seven grandchildren.

The family received friends on May 21, 2022  at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, GA.

Matt requested donations be made to the American Diabetes Association at in lieu of flowers.

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