Over the years, Mr. Dove became a credible resource on Pleasanton politics and politicians, and he was welcomed in almost every office without an appointment, which he seldom made.
Born May 25, 1923, he met his future wife at the Aberdeen Proving Ground medical center in Maryland, where he was a soldier recovering from pneumonia. The couple moved to Bethlehem, Pa., where he completed his college degree in chemical engineering at Lehigh University.
His career took his family to Itasca and Olympia Fields, near Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; overseas to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England; and Danville, San Mateo, and Fullerton here in California. They lived in Alamo before moving to Pleasanton.
His memorial service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at Lynnewood Methodist Church in Pleasanton, where he was a member. He is survived by his daughter Suzanne Dove of Berkeley; sons Jay of San Diego and Bill of Carlsbad; and grandsons Christopher Altieri-Dove of Berkeley and Cameron Dove of Carlsbad.
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