Beloved Ones Pay Tribute to Jeff Dodge, Late Proprietor of Ramos Pizza

Relations and associates of Jeff Dodge, the longtime proprietor of Ramos Pizza in Lincoln, Nebraska, gathered on Could 15 to pay tribute to the beloved pizzaiolo and musician, who died of pure causes on Could 6.

Dodge purchased Ramos Pizza in 1993 and, 10 years later, merged the pizzeria with Buster’s Barbecue & Brew. He additionally launched a novel specialty pizza that includes pepperoni with cream cheese—touted on Ramos Pizza’s web site as “world-famous”—to the Lincoln space.

The memorial gathering came about at Rosie’s Bar and Grill, with meals offered by the workforce at Ramos Pizza.

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“In true Dodge trend, we’re persevering with enterprise as regular, as a result of he wouldn’t need it some other manner,” a Could 8 publish on the pizzeria’s Fb web page acknowledged. “Please be affected person with us as we work by our loss, and we ask that everybody be respectful and courteous to all of Jeff’s family and friends and permit them time to grieve. Jeff, we are going to miss you, and, though your Ramos household is gloomy and stuffed with tears proper now, we are going to be sure you’re happy with the legacy you left behind as you watch over us.”

Dodge performed the trumpet and was a member of the College of Nebraska-Lincoln Marching Band in school, based on KLKN.

“He ran his pizza store like a small-town mother and pop pizza store,” Dale Bailey, who labored for Dodge for 29 years, informed KLKN. “And he handled us all like household….You might simply speak to him about issues, life points. And if you happen to had issues, you’d go speak to him.”

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Bailey mentioned Dodge would count on Ramos Pizza to maintain working with out him. “He would need Ramos to proceed on in the best way that he constructed it as much as be. He wouldn’t need it to vary to the rest. And that’s all we’re making an attempt to do.”