Edward Todd, youth volunteer, mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Edward Todd, of Burbank, died Feb. 5 after a battle with cancer. He was 56. He was born in Lynwood on Nov. 7, 1958 to the late Margaret and Edward Todd. He graduated from Warren High School in 1976 and Arizona Institute of Technology in 1979. He was married to Jennifer Tutterrow on Aug. 26, 1984.

Ed grew up in Downey and was active in the YMCA Indian Guides, Downey Junior Athletic Association, Warren DeMolay and First Presbyterian Church of Downey. He played water polo and was on the swim team while at Warren High.

He moved to Burbank after marrying Jennifer and was involved in the community activities with his family. He coached baseball and soccer teams for his children, and served as president of St. Francis Baseball League, in addition to refereeing for AYSO Soccer Area 254.

He and his wife were active with the PTA, and Ed received the Honorary Service Award from Jefferson Elementary. Ed and Jennifer were also actively involved with the Burbank High School football boosters and worked the snack shack for many years, even after their children graduated.

Ed was employed as a field service engineer by several medical companies, most recently Diagnostica Stago, working on blood gas and analysis machines.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Jeran Bogle (Meghan) of Tujunga, Ryan (Chelsey) of Burbank, and Jenna of Santa Monica; his sister, Donna Huff (Rick) of Downey; nieces, Brianne Umana (Roy) of Covina, and Kendra Huff of Pasadena; great nephew Elijah Umana; and many extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Burbank United Methodist Church. The family requests that mourners wear blue.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Camp Ronald MacDonald for Good Times or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Published: Feb. 19, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 45