Schuyler, NY-Darry Raymond Dodge, age 58, of Schuyler, passed away on Friday morning, August 24th, 2018 in the peace and comfort of his farm and home. He was in the presence of his loved ones when his passing occurred, following a courageous eight month battle with cancer.
He was born on November 3rd, 1959 in Utica, son of the late Curt and Marlene (Borden) Dodge and educated in Whitesboro schools. He spent his entire life dairy farming and took over the Dodge family farm in 1996. On August 9, 1986 he was united in marriage with Marianne Vogel in Schuyler; a loving and devoted union of 32 years enjoying every moment of the beautiful life they shared together. Darry dedicated his whole life to the family farm. In his spare time, he enjoyed tractor pulls with his purple John Deere 4000 and he also enjoyed truck pulling. Darry loved hanging out with his best sidekick Cricket.
Survivors include his devoted family; his wife Marianne at home; his daughter, Jordanna Larish and husband Gavin of Schuyler; a son, Joel Dodge and girlfriend Michelle Dunham of Schuyler; a brother, Dean Dodge of Schuyer; a sister, Diane Zygmunt and husband Bob of Schuyler; sister in law, Jay Vogel; brothers in law, Curt Vogel, Eric and Steph Vogel; nieces and nephews, Jason Dodge, Jacquelyn Zygmunt, Jamie Zygmunt and Fiona and Sabrina Vogel. Also surviving are numerous cousins and friends and aunts and uncles, including Ken Dodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curt and Marlene Dodge and by a brother, Duane Dodge.
The Dodge family will have a celebration of life at 403 Baum Road, Schuyler on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 from 4-9 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Please check the Pullin' For Darry Facebook page for service details or visit www.mohawkvalleyfunerals.com. There are no calling hours. The family offers their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Maggiore, Dr. Newlands, Dr. Singh and all the caring staff at Wilmot Cancer Center who were involved in Darry's compassionate care. He had so many special caregivers he referred to as "his girls". Contributions in his memory may be sent to Hope Lodge of Rochester, Wilmot Cancer Center or Hospice Care, Inc., of Oneida, Herkimer and Eastern Madison Counties and Schuyler Volunteer Fire Dept. To offer online condolences, please click above.