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John Miller Todd, 88, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at his home, surrounded by a loving and grateful family.
Born December 4, 1932, in West Lafayette, IN, to the late Leon and Henrietta Todd, he is also predeceased by his brother, Thomas Todd, of Lansing, NY.
John grew up on a farm in Titusville, NJ, and attended high school in nearby Pennington. He excelled at sports, especially baseball. He was an Air Force veteran, serving overseas in Casablanca, Morocco. After honorable discharge, he attended Rider College and earned his business degree. He spent his career in the poultry industry, traveling the world, working primarily in egg processing. With a gift for making friends wherever he lived and traveled, his friendships spanned the country and the globe. All will miss his smile, sharp wit, and compassion. He was a skilled carpenter and built many keepsake items for his family and friends, including over sixty child-size Adirondack chairs.
John’s family was his biggest treasure. He especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The joy of his life was making his family smile and laugh. He did that with gusto!
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Glenna Todd; son, James Todd and wife, Joan of New York City; daughter, Patty Todd Duff of Denton, TX; son, Thomas Todd and wife, Debbie of Salisbury; granddaughters, Courtney Riggan (Zachary) of Salisbury and Ainsly McGowan (Casey) of Austin, Texas; grandsons Jonathan Todd (Amanda) of Salisbury; Ian Todd (Erin) of Baltimore, MD, Ben Duff of San Jose, CA, and Conor Todd of Annapolis, MD. He is also survived by his brother, Bill Todd and wife, Terri of Keene, NH; sister-in-law, Elsie Wargo Todd of Lansing, NY; nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Friday, July 2, 2021, 2 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, located at 308 W. Fisher Street in Salisbury, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice or First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury.
Carolina Cremations is assisting the Todd family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Tina Hauser says
Patty, thinking of you and your family. What a wonderful man and wonderful life. I hope you can
take comfort knowing that. Much love, Tina
Chip and Angela Baldwin says
To “Nan” and all the Todd family, please accept our most sincere condolences. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known John, who we knew as “Pop.”
Donna Beynon says
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. It was always such a pleasure to be with you and John on my visits to Florida with Nita each winter, and I shall forever be grateful for your hospitality and friendship.
Donna Bak says
Dear Glenna and the whole Todd family,
Thanks to Tom & Debbie Todd, you’ve become our extended family…we’re so grateful for that. We enjoyed talking with John whenever we were visiting Salisbury…the last time was at Thanksgiving…he loved those family gatherings! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Donna Bak
Frederick D Scheetz says
I worked with John at Egomatic for 18 years he was a great Man. Sorry for your loss.
Marilyn Frank says
My deepest condolences to you and your family. John was a warm, kind and gracious person. I remember, he first approached me to become a deacon. Wonderful memories will keep him in your hearts forever.
Pamela Carey says
My deepest condolences to you and your family. John was such a warm, soft spoken gentleman who always had a smile for everyone. I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing you both.
Thomas Rettew says
I had tears in my eyes when I learned of John’s passing. I only found out recently otherwise I would have come there. So strange that I was just thing about him the other day. I thought the world of John and the world lost a great man. I hope you will be ok and know I am thinking of you.
My deepest sympathy,
Howard Cross says
John was my cousin and my friend along with his wonderful wife, Glenna. We saw him throughout his life from being a kid on the farm to visiting nearly every place he and we lived. He was fun, faithful to his family, all of them, and a seriously devoted cousin, brother and husband. He was the main reason Deb and I ended up in Sw Florida for our retirement home. He was that important to us. I hope our condolences will be helpful to Glenna.