Winnifred Sue (Diltz) Dodd

June 29, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 81)


Sue Dodd, age 81 in real life, but 29 at heart, was born Winnifred Sue, but went by Sue. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Diltz and Wilma (Diltz) Knight, her sister Patricia Faulkner, and her son, Michael F. Dodd, Jr. She leaves behind a lot of very sad people who already miss her dearly. She is survived by her devoted husband of almost fifty years, Mike, her sons, Kevin (Jennifer), Brian (Emily), Patrick (Bri) and her daughter, Paige (Brad) Ryan. She is also survived by her sisters, Linda (Bob) Morgan, and Amy James, her grandchildren, Samantha (Frank) Fluharty, Kacie (Hunter) Mastronardi, Rebecca, Sydney, Sarah, Bryson and Charlotte, many nieces and nephews, and other close family and dear friends. Friends may call at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel Monday, May 25th 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 26th at St. Timothy Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Father Timothy Hayes presiding. Donations in her memory should be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation and The Kidney Foundation. Fond Memories To hear mom describe her childhood, she was a world-class speller, (she once asked her kids, “how do you spell B-E-D?”), she could run faster than all the boys, was amazing at jump rope, and despite being “The Best” at Red Rover, she broke her collarbone when playing it. She would describe her young adult self as tough, independent, and engaged “just a few times” before she found the right guy. Sue was an Executive Secretary for State Auto Insurance Company in the sixties where she met Mike. They were blessed to get to travel extensively, visiting almost every continent, making so many great memories, and great State Auto friends. Sue served her long-time parish of St. Timothy’s by donating her time as a CCD teacher for many years, volunteering at parish festivals and bingo, serving as room mother and volunteer in the school office that all five of her children attended. Sue was known as an All-Star of the St. Tim’s softball league, where she held down right field on the championship “Silver Team”. She anchored the “Lady Tigers” bowling team on Wednesdays, and the other teams were intimidated when she showed up to play in St. Tim’s euchre club. Actually, she was known for being driven to right field in Tim Pond’s golf cart, accompanied by her partner in crime, Sis Courtney, where they “played” right field together. Bowling league was mostly an excuse to enjoy a cold one with her friends on a weekday, and while she was a decent euchre player, no one was intimidated by her. Everyone wanted to play at her table because she was so fun to be around. Sue was a sweet, witty person, who always made you feel loved and very welcome. She always had the best cereal, the best snacks, an assortment of chocolate and other treats, and various adult beverages at her house, “just in case” someone came to visit. She would also brag about having the best bologna sandwich recipe – bologna, cheese, peanut butter and mayo. Sue could always make you laugh, usually by saying something totally unexpected. One of our favorite parting memories was how she told her doctors and Hospice caregivers to call her “Sexy Sue” and that her goal was “to get pregnant one more time”. She loved shopping, black decaf coffee, and popcorn; she never missed her Friday hair appointments with Debbie, and especially enjoyed those Friday’s when Patty would take her to lunch afterwards at Windward. She never met a sweet treat she didn’t like, especially doughnuts, pastries and ice cream. She lived to go out to dinner, especially with her best friends, the Easy Eight, and with her Florida group when they were in Naples. Sue especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren with trips to McDonald’s, Barnes and Noble, and to get ice cream at Graeters. Her grandkids savored breaking her only rule, which was, “don’t get wet” whenever they went to the swimming pool. She and Mike were members at several golf clubs over the years, including Delaware, Dornoch, Kinsale, Worthington Hills, and Forest Glenn in Naples, Fla. Sue “dropped the mic” on her golf career after scoring a birdie on #9 at Delaware, and declaring, “this game isn’t that hard.” This was the one and only time she ever played golf. Sue was a hard worker and one tough cookie. She set high standards for herself and her kids, and she fiercely protected those she loved. She never felt sorry for herself, never complained, and she was always grateful for what she had. So we know if she were here, she would tell us all to “suck it up and get a band-aid” because unless you are bleeding profusely, puking your guts out, or are delirious with fever, you need to carry on and go to school, go to work, or do whatever it is you are supposed to be doing because no excuse is good enough not to keep working hard, playing hard and being thankful for what you have. Our family wishes to thank everyone for the love and support you have shown us during this difficult time. Sincerely, Mike, Kevin, Paige, Brian and Patrick

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·Funeral Home:   We ask that you keep an appropriate distance (6' recommended) and avoid direct contact with family unless they signal it is okay. Hand sanitizers will be readily available. Please use them often, when entering and exiting funeral home as well as after signing register book. We also ask visitors who are not family to pay their respects and make their remarks brief to help enable others to visit accordingly.

·St. Timothy Church:   Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer upon entering/exiting the church Please select seats in the church that allow for six feet of separation from others Please do not congregate anywhere in the vestibule or church.

· We will process to St. Joseph’s Cemetery following the mass, for a brief graveside service. We ask that you maintain 6 feet of separation as much as possible and if able, that you wear a mask. There will not be seating provided.

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May 25, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Egan-Ryan Funeral Home
4661 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Funeral Mass
May 26, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Timothy Church
1088 Thomas Lane
Columbus, Ohio 43220

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