Susan May “Susie” Socie-Dodson

August 4, 1943 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 76)


Susan May “Susie” Socie-Dodson,, 76 of Claysburg passed away Tuesday July 28, 2020 with family by her side.  She was born to the late Gerald and Marjorie (McManus) Snowden on August 4, 1943. 


Susan May Snowden Socie-Dodson attended Frankstown School and went on to become a licensed dietitian.  She married the late Andrew O Socie in 1957 and together they had 4 children. 

Susan was the Head Dietitian for the Presbyterian Home in Hollidaysburg for 14 years. She then went on to retire from the Claysburg Kimmel School District as their Food Service coordinator.

Susan is survived by her husband, Donald D. “Jake” Dodson, children: Susan Socie of Altoona, Debra (Gary) Noel of East Freedom, Andrew (LeAnn) Socie of McVeytown and David (Karen) Socie of Hollidaysburg:  siblings: Sharon (Denny) Vaughn, Sandy Hileman, Sara Delozier, Ronald (Joyce) McManus and Steve Snowden. grandchildren, who referred to her as “Granny”, Donna May Boslet, Michelle Merrill, Nikki Shaffer, Gary Noel, Lindsey Oakley, Leah, Lindsay and Joshua (Destiny) Frederick: great-grandchildren, Cody and Madison Merrill, Gavin Boslet, Colin, Andrea and Conner Shaffer, Andrew Oakley and Max Frederick. She is also survived by a host of other family members.
She was preceded in death by siblings:  Sally, Mikey and Sylvia Snowden and a step-son Tom Dodson.


Susie was well known and loved by many in the community. Family and friends agree she made the best macaroni salad, baked mac and cheese and pumpkin pies. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, playing bingo, cards, traveling to Rocky Gap and spending time with her great grandson Gavin. She will be greatly missed by all.  

There will be a closed, private service for immediate family on Thursday, July 30th from 5pm to 7pm at Leslie Miller Funeral Home in Claysburg. During this time friends and extended family are welcome to drive by to pay their respect with a wave or a honk.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, in memory of Susie, may be given to St. Patrick’s School, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry, PA 16665.

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Drive-By Visitation
July 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leslie-Miller Funeral Home
810 Bedford Street
Claysburg, PA 16625


St. Patrick’s School
731 Patrick Lane, ( PO Box 398 ), Newry PA 16665

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