2018-08-15 / Obituaries

James Todd

James A. Todd, a longtime resident of Arkville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Jim was born on June 21, 1937 in Margaretville, the son of Charles and Mary (Fairbairn) Todd.

He married Sandra Oliver on November 7, 1964 at the Margaretville Methodist Church. Sandy died on April 25, 2017, after spending 52 years together in their home on Todd Mountain Road.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, taking care of his lawn and just being outdoors enjoying nature. Most of all his family was his pride and joy.

He graduated from Delaware Academy in Delhi in 1956. Jim was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Hardenburgh and had also worked for Tom Smith at his service station in Margaretville for 27 years.

Jim is survived by his children Thomas (Jacqueline) Todd, Tammara (Randy) Van Keuren and Tracy (Scott) Miller; grandchildren Megan VanKeuren (Drew Frano), Ashley (Ben Knowles), Mitchell VanKeuren, Daniel Maxim (Brittney Hull), Shelby (DJ Smith), Gabbrielle (Dillon Sands), Zackery (Amanda Davis-Todd), Christina Miller (Jacob Rivera); and great-grandchildren Aurora Maxim, Cooper Maxim, Benjamin Knowles II, Rory Smith, Alastair Rivera; his mother-inlaw, Diana Northrup and significant other Judith Washburn.

Jim was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Quick and Barbara Davis.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville with Thomas Davis officiating.

Committal prayers will follow at the Margaretville Cemetery Annex.

Donation in memory of James A. Todd may be sent to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River St. Service Road Oneonta, NY 13820.

Funeral arrangements are entrust to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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