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March 15, 2014

Harry Dennis Dodd

BINGHAMTON/PLATTSBURGH — Harry Dennis Dodd was suddenly called home on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. His loving family was with him when he passed. Harry was born and raised in Binghamton, N.Y., and most recently lived with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

He worked for Coca-Cola for 35 years in Binghamton, Oneonta and Albany. He married Carol Reifler on Sept. 2, 1961 and the two spent more than 25 years together until she passed in 1988.

Harry took great pride in his immediate and extended family. He loved watching his grandchildren grow up and was very proud of all their accomplishments. He was able to witness all of their high school graduations and celebrated many other special occasions with them. Known as Uncle Harry to his extended family, he was the conduit for family news. He worked very hard to keep his family connected and would often carry newspaper clippings, report cards and other news items from one family member to another on his frequent drives between Plattsburgh, Binghamton, Oneonta and Greene. He made it a point to attend the special occasions of his nieces and nephews all over the country.

Harry was a big college basketball fan and was known to stay up late into the night watching games from all parts of the country. Depending on the night his beloved Syracuse Orangemen were either the worst team he ever saw, or the best. March Madness was among his favorite times of year. In Binghamton and Oneonta he was known as a star bowler and fast-pitch softball pitcher, throwing a perfect game in 1979. Even after he stopped playing sports himself he enjoyed watching baseball, football and basketball - particular the games in which his grandchildren were playing.

After retiring, Harry developed a love of cooking and baking. Friends and family came to expect a steady diet of delicious cookies, brownies and pies. He also had a particularly green thumb and made sure his homes were adorned with beautiful plants and flowers every Spring. His family was the beneficiary of his talents; he often had dinner waiting when we got home from work or school, always with something sweet to go with it. Even his "experiments" were delicious

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