Gordon F. Dodge, 81, of Aurora, IL, dies

Gordon F. Dodge, 81, of Aurora, IL, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 12, 1936 in San Francisco, CA.
Gordon proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the 3rd Marine Division as a Corporal.
Gordon worked for the Aurora Country Club prior to his retirement. He was a commercial pilot, auto mechanic and was an expert woodworker. In his spare time, Gordon loved to read any book he could get his hands on.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lida; children: Rachel Scott, Robin Mattes, Vincent Dodge, grandchildren Jake and Luke Cuttie, Loralli & Noah Bailey, Kelsey andLida Dodge, Jr., sisters Jackie Gallegos, Candy Hogan, Judy Wade, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM at the Aurora AMVETS Post #103, 1194 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506. Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donor's choice.