RAYMOND GEORGE DODGE
September 5, 1926 – October 4, 2020
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather
Ray was born on September 5, 1926 in Akron, Ohio. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served for 2 years. He graduated from Kent State University. He moved to California in 1963. He taught and coached at Bellflower High School for two years. Ray was part of opening Mission Viejo High School in 1966. He then went on to become Athletic Director and Football Coach. He also taught Health and Driver’s Education classes for many years. He retired in 1998 and spent many happy years with his wife Susan Dodge. They were married for 32 years. Ray loved to fish and camp in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. He also loved to attend his grandchildren’s many sporting events such as soccer, baseball, basketball and football. He will always be remembered as “Coach Dodge” by his friends and “Grandpa Ray” who made the best milkshakes ever!!