Br. John Dodd died March 6, 2024 at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, Illinois, after an extended illness. He was 83. Br. Dodd was born Sept. 7, 1940 in Springfield, IL, the son of Warren and Florence (Mueller) Dodd. He pronounced his first vows on
Sept. 8, 1959. This fall, Br. Dodd would have celebrated 65 years of religious life.

Br. Dodd was a graduate of Cathedral Boys High School in Springfield, where he first met the Viatorians. He went on to earn a BA in Economics from Loyola University, Chicago, and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

From 1964 to 1965 Br. Dodd taught at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He then served as treasurer and teacher at Spalding Institute in Peoria, from 1965 to 1970. While in Peoria, Br. Dodd was controller of the Peoria Area Catholic High School Board from 1970 to 1972.

In 1972, he began serving as business manager at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights and later served as Provincial Treasurer for 20 years (1974 to 1994). After a one-year sabbatical he became Chief Financial Officer for the Diocese of Las Vegas. He held that position until his retirement in Sept. 2014.

In 2019, Br. Dodd moved to the retirement residence at the Province Center in Arlington Heights. Visitation for Br. John J. Dodd will take place at 10 a.m. on March 13 at the Province Center, before a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven
Cemetery in Hillside, IL.