Milton Leon Dodd, 91, He Will Be Missed By Many

By  //  May 26, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA — Milton Leon Dodd, 91, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed away May 20, 2012, at Cape Canaveral Hospital.

He was Born May 25, 1920, in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Percy and Gladys Dodd, and graduated in 1938 from Hyde Park High School.

During the 1930s and 1940s he attended the Hyde Park Methodist Church, where he was a member of the youth group, and later the United Church of Norwood. Following graduation from high school, he worked as a machinist for 40 years for Murray and Tregurtha and Mathewson Machine Works in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Milton served in the Army Infantry 1944 – 1946 with the 5th and 121st Infantry (“Old Gray Bonnet”) of the 8th Division and saw combat in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Hurtgen Forest.

He resided at various times in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, Norwood, Massachusetts, Eau Gallie, Florida and has lived in Cocoa Beach, Florida since 1986, where he was active as a volunteer auxiliary at Cape Canaveral Hospital for over 24 years.

Milton lived a simple, quiet, dignified life. He enjoyed going to the Cocoa Beach Public Library and reading western and mystery books; he absolutely loved apple pie and strawberry shortcake.

Milton was predeceased by wife, Myrtle L. (Hollenbeck) Dodd, and brothers, Richard P. Dodd and Vernon Dodd.

He is survived by his brother, Calvin Dodd of Wilmington, North Carolina; and son, Arthur Dodd and daughter-in-law, Mary Dodd of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

A celebration of his life will be held June 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beckman- Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations to “Lights of Love,” Cape Canaveral Hospital, 701 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy., Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, would be appreciated.

Funds from “Lights of Love” help obtain needed medical equipment for the hospital where Milton volunteered.

He will be missed by many.