Joseph Francis Todd of East Marion died June 26 at home. He was 80 and battling COPD.
Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from high school in Valley Stream in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army while studying accounting at Hofstra University’s School of Business, where he was also a tutor. He was honorably discharged in 1956, and completed his studies at Hofstra.
Specializing in logistics for military exchanges, Mr. Todd spent several years in Europe connecting businesses with military families. He retired from Downey Communications, where he was responsible for the advertising content of their Military Lifestyle and Military Grocer publications. A longtime scoutmaster and leader with the Boy Scouts of America, he loved skiing, sailing, fishing, tennis and golf, and was a member of the Triangle Yacht Club, East Marion Community Association and the American Logistics Association.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph Main and Addison Humes; his daughter, Natalie DePaul Todd; granddaughters, Katherine, Alexandra and Elizabeth Wilcenski; brothers, John Cook, Walter Francis, Michael Patrick Todd; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Todd will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, where military honors will be rendered at 10:15 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
This is a paid notice.