Dodd, John Cowl 87, of Sugar Grove, passed away October 30, 2012 at The Tillers. He was born September 22, 1925 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, the son of the late John A. and Adele (Heydt) Dodd. John graduated in 1943 from The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. He joined the U.S. Navy V-12 program in 1943 and was assigned to the Stephens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. John graduated in February of 1946 as an Ensign and was assigned to the USS Denver and released to inactive duty in July of 1946. He then worked for two years for J.P. Stevens Co. in New York City. On June 18, 1949, he married Marion McDonald and moved to Aurora, IL. John worked for the Aurora Paperboard Company, a division of The Davey Company, for 43 years. In 1992 he retired from the company having served as President for 9 years. He was an active member in the community, serving on the board of Merchant's Bank, and involved in numerous local charities and civic organizations. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marion Dodd; three children, Shirley (Steve) Starzyk, Stephen (Margaret Raskopf) Dodd and Susan Dodd; son-in-law, Greg Forestal; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, as well as special friends; the Judd and Diane Jones family, the Janet (Jones) and Don Aschliman family, and the Joanne Jones family. John was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Ellen Forestal; granddaughter, Catherine Adele Dodd; brother, William A. Dodd and sister, Marjorie Alger. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10 A.M. until the celebration of life service at 12 P.M. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May St., Aurora, IL 60506. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church or to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, 111 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506. For further information please call 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 4, 2012