Peter Dodge, associate professor emeritus of sociology, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021. He served UNH for over 30 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. Prof. Dodge, who lived in North Hampton, passed away at Portsmouth Regional Hospital just 5 days shy of reaching his 95th birthday.
Prof. Dodge was born on November 12, 1926, in New York, New York, where he grew up and spent many a summer enjoying Camp Pemigewassett in New Hampshire. He was a graduate of Horace Mann High School, New York (1943); Swarthmore College (1948); and received a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University (1961). Prof. Dodge served in the U.S. Army in 1945-46. He was a professor of sociology at Harpur College in Binghamton, N.Y., from 1959-1963 before continuing his career teaching sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He resided in Durham (1963-67), Lee (1967-1996) and North Hampton (1996-2021).
Prof. Dodge was a Fulbright Scholar in Belgium (1954-56), later spending a year in Sao Paolo, Brazil (1968-69), on a research sabbatical, as well as an additional year later spent as an exchange faculty member, which he split almost evenly between Cambridge, England, and Cardiff, Wales (1972-73).
Music, especially classical music, was one of Prof. Dodge's main interests and was one that he most thoroughly enjoyed. In retirement, he found great pleasure when joining and participating in the Newburyport, Mass., Choral Society. He concurrently became a member of the UNH retired faculty club and the 1948 class agent for his beloved alma mater, Swarthmore College.
He is survived by his wife Pat Moreinis Dodge of North Hampton; sons Timothy Dodge (Karen) of Camp Hill, Alabama; Christopher Dodge of Burlington, Kentucky; and stepson Bram Moreinis of Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Renata de Kanicky Dodge (well known in Lee); his sister, Diana Dodge Josselson; and parents, Martin Dodge and D'Etta Dodge Green.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, N.H. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Prof. Dodge's memorial website or to sign his tribute wall.