Arthur (Artie) Dodge, born June 12, 1948, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, after a fall on the ice and complications from the flu virus.
Arthur attended Westport Central School and SUNY Canton. He worked for his father at the Dipak Manufacturing Company until it was destroyed by fire. He was employed for many years as a lineman at Chazy Westport Communications until his retirement.
He was a lifelong resident of Westport, who in the past served on the Westport Library Board. He had a love for the town's history, cared for its residents, and had many friends. He helped others and asked for nothing in return.
Arthur was a craftsman who built two homes and beautiful stone walls in the village. As a young man, he was an accomplished weaver.
He had a passion for the land. He spent many hours working in the woods, caring for his land and that of others.
He had a deep interest in antiques of all kinds, including antique cars, and he enjoyed regional car shows.
Arthur was predeceased by his father and mother, George and Emily Dodge, and his uncle and aunt, Charles and Helen Pattison, all from Westport.
He is survived by his longtime partner, Atea Ring, and her four children, his sister, Ann, and brother-in-law, Paul Mahoney, of Westport, and their children, Cynthia White (David), and Mark Mahoney (JoAnn), three grand-nephews and one great-grandniece.
He will be greatly missed by the people of Westport, his family and friends. A memorial celebration will take place later in the spring.
Special thanks to the Westport Emergency Squad, and the staff at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, and Albany Medical Center.
Contributions in Arthur's memory may be made to the Westport Library Association, or the Westport Emergency Squad, Westport, N.Y.
"He that doth looke upon beautifull things, [cannot] have his minde not faire." John Gerard, 1545-1612
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court street, Elizabethtown.
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Chris & Michelle Maron
Mar 11, 2019
We will miss our neighbor who for 21 years drove by our house every day in any kind of weather. We always knew what time it was day or night by Artie's truck passing by, and our wee son Tommy would always say... there goes Artie Dodge! He was a true gentleman and kind soul and will be missed. Peace.
jeanne frisbie
Mar 09, 2019
Dear Atea, Ann and family,

Artie had a special place in my heart for over 50 years, and so shall it remain.

I am so very, very sad for everyone that knew this wonderful man. I''m especially sad for Atea for she was the love of his life.
Jeanne (and Peter)
Frank Owen
Feb 28, 2019
Dear Atea,

My thoughts are with you. I am deeply saddened by Arthur's passing. He was warm, personable, able and put up nicely with all of us artist types. He is missed.

Frank Owen
Shoshi Satloff
Feb 28, 2019
Westport will feel less homey without seeing Artie out and about.
Sincere condolences to Atea and Arthur’s family.
Allyne Chartier
Feb 28, 2019
Atea, I am so very sorry for your loss. Artie was one in a million. Whatever he did, it was always for someone other than himself. Behind his gruff exterior was a true heart of gold.
Jerry Sherman
Feb 26, 2019
R.I.P. My friend Arthur Dodge I am going to miss our long time friendship and Cherish the fond Memories that we have developed over the years. Certainly a special friend. I am truly going to miss our visits and time working together during your time with the Phone Company & mine at DPW and helping each other on the farm. Thank You Very Much for being "Artie Dodge."
I am sorry for your loss Atea and Family, Ann and Mahoney Family! Sincerely Jerry
Feb 26, 2019