John C. Dodds Jr. of Hillsdale, NY went to be with the Lord on September 2nd, 2021 at Fairview Hospital In Gt. Barrington, MA
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Dodds, son John Dodds and his wife Marian, and daughter, Penny Tudor, and her husband Chris. He leaves four grandchildren, Louisa, Nancy, Becca and Maggie.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Marie Dodds, and sister Ruthann Forfa.
While maintaining a lifelong career as a farmer in North Hillsdale, he also took on leadership roles in the Hillsdale Zoning Board, he was a member of the Hillsdale Fire Company and he volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
As a dairy farmer he received recognitions such as National Outstanding Young Farmer, Farm Credit Pilot Test Farm for Computer Program, and numerous Milk Quality Awards.
He was an avid outdoorsman and some of his fondest memories were bear hunting on Long Lake and deer hunting on the farm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eddy Visiting Nurse and Rehab Association.
Funeral services will be held on Monday September 6, 2021 at 11 AM from the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake NY 12516.
Interment will follow in the North Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale NY.
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